Obamacare ad fund takes cut

By Francisco Portillo With the insurance enrollment period beginning November 1, the Department of Health and Human services is defunding the budget that advertises the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, by 90 percent. The funding for advertisements has been cut from the $100 million that former President Barack Obama used to $10 million and will begin November 1. The funding for in-person enrollment into the program was also…

September 20, 2017

Immigrant health bill aims to heal country

By Maegan Ortiz A recently introduced congressional bill expanding legal immigrant access to health insurance is a good idea for the health of the     entire country. The Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women & Families Act (HR 4240) was introduced last Thursday by New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. It removes existing barriers that prevent legal immigrants from accessing Medicaid, the Children’s Health…

March 20, 2014