Health Bills and New Legislatures.
Democrats take control of the US House and the supermajority in California’s legislature. The leadership of the new US House decided to get into a legal battle in Texas in defense of ACA and people with pre-existing conditions. And, in California, a group of legislators introduced a bill to allow all undocumented people to have access to Medi-Cal’s health insurance.
Guests: Nancy Gomez, Community Organizer, Health Access, Los Angeles, CA; State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
College Education in 2019. An education analyst comments about the impact or lack of impact among Latinos of the growing student loan debt crisis in the country, the current federal funding for student financial aid and the uncertain future for Dreamer students. A state legislator from California talks about his plan to have community college for free for all students in the state.
Guests: Luis Maldonado, Chief Advocacy Officer, HACU- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC; Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
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