California Healthline: Alejo Takes Over Latino Caucus Chair

by Bob Norberg, California Healthline Contributing Reporter ssembly member Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) is the new chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus for 2015-16, which met for the first time on Wednesday. He succeeds Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell). The caucus, made up of 18 assembly members and three senators, focuses primarily on improving the quality … Continue reading

LA Times: Number of Latinos with insurance coverage surges under healthcare law

People wait to apply for Affordable Care Act insurance coverage on March 31, 2014, in Commerce. Nationwide, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between the summer of 2013 and the spring of 2014. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) By NOAM N. LEVEY The federal … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee: Spanish-language website aims to help California Latino businesses navigate health care law

By Mark Glover To help Latino business owners and employees comply with the federal Affordable Care Act, the California Endowment and its business partners have launched a new Spanish-language website. “It is essential that employers understand the health care law to take full advantage of its benefits and incentives, including tax credits that can make it easier for … Continue reading

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