First Unemployment Fund for Undocumented Workers. Undocumented Coloradans Eager to Enroll in Health Plan. Lung Health for All. And Lung Cancer Screenings, a Lifesaver.

Wednesday_673x324WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
PROGRAM # 10183 12:00 PM PT

First Unemployment Fund for Undocumented Workers.

The state of Colorado is launching the Benefit Recovery Fund, a pot of money that will provide aid to laid-off undocumented workers in a way similar to the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Colorado is the first state in the nation to create such a benefit. Who is eligible? How will a worker receive unemployment pay? How to file a claim? How to overcome distrust? How does the state benefit from this investment?

Guest: Raquel Lane-Arellano, Communications Manager Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition-CIRC Denver, CO.

Undocumented Coloradans Eager to Enroll in Health Plan. Undocumented Coloradans who can now apply for health insurance under the new state program OmniSalud turned out to enroll in such numbers that in two days they hit the cap for enrollment with financial assistance. Officials say they are astonished. What does it mean for the system? What can eligible beneficiaries do now?

Guest: Raquel Lane-Arellano, Communications Manager Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition-CIRC Denver, CO.

Lung Health for All. Common respiratory diseases such as asthma and lung cancer continue wreaking havoc in many communities, aggravated by smoking, air pollution and climate change. Continuing with the message of “Access to Prevention and Treatment for All. Leave No One Behind,” of this year’s World Lung Day, a public health advocate talks about common lung diseases, prevention measures and latest advancements in care.

Guest: Jose Luis Betrian, expert on lung health, asthma screening, and the latest advancements in related care.

Lung Cancer Screenings, a Lifesaver. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the country, accounting for 25% of cancer deaths in the United States. In observance of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Smoking Cessation Month, the American College of Surgeons is promoting access to lung cancer screening while raising awareness of the disease. Who should be screened for lung cancer? Where to get more information and resources?

Guest: Dr. Luis Armando Godoy, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis-UC Davis and American College of Surgeons Fellow, Davis, CA.

Photo: Vladimir Solomianyi via Unsplash

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