Jim García, Executive Director of Clínica Tepeyac discusses the tremendous achievements of the north Denver health facility to Colorado State Rep. Dan Pabon (Dist. 4).
with pre-existing conditions, the report outlines how Hispanic families are already seeing the President’s healthcare reform law improving their health care while saving them money. The Affordable Care act, signed on March 23rd, 2010 has already expanded access to preventative services for 6.1 million Hispanic Americans with private insurance, provided free preventative services to 532,000 Latinos on Medicare and allowed 736,000 young Latinos to remain on their parents health insurance.
“The difficulties that Hispanic families had to face before the Affordable care act were simply unacceptable,” said Sánchez. “From a personal and professional standpoint, I believe in the President’s record on and commitment to accessible and affordable healthcare. In the 35 years that I have practiced nursing and medicine, I have gone from seeing children who lacked the care they needed to receive lifesaving surgeries to now seeing how many of my elderly patients are given the care that they need to live their last years with peace of mind because the expansions to their Medicare coverage. Many of the families I worked with, because of lack of information or language barriers, did not know about the unjust practices of their health care providers until it was too late. Now we have rights, protections and services that we have never had before and I am so thankful that Obama for América has created a bilingual tool where my patients and their families can learn more about the way that the President’s comprehensive health reform has impacted them. I encourage all of you to go online and use the new tool, it is an easy way for us to help others learn more about their rights and what type of care they can count on in the present and in the future.”
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