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Nearly 47 million Americans lack healthcare, 15 million are Hispanic, and 9 million children uninsured in the United States.  This is an unacceptable measure by all standards!

LCLAA advocates for affordable, quality health care for all.  Access to quality healthcare by Latino working families is being limited by increasing health insurance costs.  Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance in the United State have been rising five times faster on average than workers’ salaries.  Latino families are having an increasingly harder time making ends meet, and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 9 million live at or below poverty level.

Working families are faced with the decision to have low-quality/low-coverage health care to none at all.  LCLAA supports legislation that will increase universal and affordable access to preventive, chronic, mental, dental, vision and long-term coverage for all Americans.

LCLAA supports any legislation that will drive Medicare costs down. LCLAA opposes any legislation that denies individuals the right to seek medical attention regardless of their place of origin or legal status.

LCLAA supports H.R. 676, The United States National Health Insurance Act which would provide national universal insurance to every person living in these United States.

Read the following article on LCLAA’s position on health care:

Latino Labor Group Endorsed HR 676