The president aims to take programs away from hardworking families when they need them most while doubling down on his administration’s anti-immigrant agenda.
By Amelia Collins, Policy Analyst, UnidosUS
Today, the Trump administration sent its budget for fiscal year 2019 to Congress, outlining the next phase of the Republican agenda.
First, they attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has helped four million Latinos get health care.
Then they passed a massive trillion-dollar tax cut for large corporations and the wealthy: the top 1% get an average tax cut of $1,061 a week, 125 times larger than the weekly $8.46 going to the bottom 60% of Americans.
What’s next? Paying for the deficit-busting tax bill by slashing Medicaid, nutrition assistance, and other basic supports that help everyday Americans make ends meet.
This morning we spoke with leaders of some of our UnidosUS Affiliates to get their reaction to the president’s 2018 State of the Union address.
Our Affiliates—nearly 300 strong—are the heart of UnidosUS. They work daily to assist, educate, and empower communities nationwide. So they know the destructive impact of the negative rhetoric and policies pursued by this administration first-hand.
These advocates were watching and listening closely last night to what the president said. But they know the reality of this administration is in their daily actions. And it is those actions which make Trump’s words last night “ring hollow.”
The below UnidosUS Affiliates are located in California, Tennessee, Texas, and the Washington, DC area. Scroll below to see what they have to say.
And make sure to also click on their website link to find out more about their work to provide opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
Tonight, President Trump will give his first State of the Union address. His first year as president has been tumultuous and unpredictable, but we’ve got a sense of what he might cover.
In a Facebook Live session, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía talked with our Vice President Eric Rodriguez to go over what we might hear—and what we’d like to hear—tonight from the commander-in-chief.
While the 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment on the federal Marketplace ended on December 15, California’s Open Enrollment on its state Marketplace runs until January 31. UnidosUS California Affiliates, like AltaMed located in the Los Angeles area, are working hard to make sure that communities enroll and have access to the quality health care they need.
It’s what they’ve been doing since the first open enrollment period started in 2013.
“We knew that when the ACA was signed by President Obama that this was an opportunity to serve the community,” explains Jazmin Diego, Manager of Legislative & Advocacy Affairs at AltaMed, an UnidosUS Affiliate in Los Angeles, California.
From health coverage to financial capability, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council helps Chicago families achieve their American dream.
Photo: Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
By Stephanie Presch, Content Specialist, UnidosUS
Community-based organizations (CBOs) have played a crucial role in consumer education outreach and enrollment efforts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to these efforts, over 20 million Americans—including four million Latino adults and more than 600,000 Latino children—have access to the individual Marketplace and other coverage options such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
More than two months have passed since Congress failed to meet the September 30 deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Last year, CHIP insured nearly nine million children, including a significant number of Latino children.
If Congress fails to act soon and reauthorize CHIP funding, millions of our nation’s children stand to lose their health coverage.
This Friday, December 15, is the deadline to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Folks in the 39 states that use the federal website, healthcare.gov, must enroll in health coverage by the end of Open Enrollment this Friday, or will likely have to pay a fine at tax time.
10 questions and answers about the Open Enrollment 2018 period for the Affordable Care Act that ends on December 15.
Q: Has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) been repealed?
A: No. The ACA remains the law of the land. As in previous years, financial help to lower the cost of health coverage and care for those purchasing an ACA marketplace plan is available for those who qualify.
Open enrollment ends on December 15. To allow yourself enough time to understand and carefully select the best plan to meet your health care and budget needs, don’t delay and sign up today!
By Shelby Gonzales, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
As 2017 winds down, consumers are preparing for the start of a new health plan coverage year. Despite insurance prices rising, 8 in 10 people who purchase health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace can enroll in a plan that costs less than $75 per month after accounting for the federal premium tax credits that help those who qualify pay their premiums. And, 4.5 million people can sign up for health plans at no monthly cost.