To authorize Hispanic-serving institutions receiving grants under Part A of title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to use such grant amounts to assist students in entering medical schools, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5529- Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act
Congress is now reviewing bills that are coming forth from the Senate and House Committees, and they are reviewing possible replacements for the Affordable Care Act. It is imperative that they consider a replacement that allows for affordable health care insurance and access to quality and preventative care.
Prior to the ACA, providers were not encouraged to coordinate their patients’ care or communicate with their patients’ other providers about their care. Benefits such as rewarding or encouraging providers to coordinate care are especially important to our communities who have people who see multiple providers.
We urge you to call your Senator and Congressional Representative and tell them that there needs to be a meaningful replacement to the Affordable Care Act, so that our communities can still have affordable health care insurance, quality and preventative care.
We urge you to call your Senator and Congressional Representative to protect the people who signed up under DACA and to give them the opportunity to make their American Dream a reality.
The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act is a piece of bi-partisan legislation that would provide legal status to DACA recipients and others who are not but would have otherwise been eligible, for three years until Congress provides a more permanent solution.
Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), who re-introduced the bill on the Senate side says “These young people have much to offer the country and we stand to benefit from the many contributions they will make to America” Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), who introduced the bill on the house side says “We need to do whatever we can to protect DACA recipients who are already working on-the-books and not move backward to strip them of legal status.”
National Democratic Committee Platform Committee- Testimony on Health Disparities Click here
NHLA Letter Urges Opposition to Repeal without Replace & to Defunding Planned Parenthood Click here