Hispanic Organizations Unite To Address Major Problems with Health Care Legislation in...

Hispanic Organizations Unite To Address Major Problems with Health Care Legislation in Congress

Ten national Hispanic groups sent a joint letter to Congress about the devastating impact of the health care legislation on Hispanic small businesses, seniors and families.


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Hispanic Organizations Unite To Address Major Problems with Health Care<br /> Legislation in Congress

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    WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC
PR WIRE/ — A number of Hispanic organizations have united to address major
problems with the health care legislation passed in the U.S. House of
Representatives and urge the Senate to come up with a bipartisan solution for
real healthcare reform.  They are
especially concerned the health care legislation will create a greater tax
burden and unfair government mandates on Hispanic small businesses and families.
During this critical health care debate, these organizations want their voices
to be heard and believe that the current approach will lead to loss of jobs and
reduced wages for Hispanic workers.

 

    In addition, these Hispanic groups believe
that seniors will be greatly affected by Medicare cuts, patients will have
fewer choices and families will be subject to costly and inefficient government
mandates.  As opposed to
one-size-fits-all, government-run programs, these Hispanic organizations seek
market solutions, including allowing businesses and individuals to purchase
health insurance across state lines, which would make it easier and less costly
for small businesses to provide employees with coverage.

 

    “The House vote illustrated Congress’
refusal to come up with a bi-partisan solution on real healthcare reform,”
stated Hector Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition,  “As we look forward, we urge the Senate
to work together to provide healthcare reform that does not destroy the entrepreneurial
spirit of our country.  We will not
support a bill that creates an inefficient and ineffective government-run
healthcare system for America.”

 

    These organizations represent thousands of
Hispanic small businesses and individuals across the country.

 

    Those
who have signed the letter include:

 

    CAMACOL (The Latin Chamber of Commerce of

     the
U.S.)                                 
www.camacol.org

    Hialeah Chamber of Commerce                 www.hialeahchamber.org

    Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity
Institute  www.hapinstitute.net

    Hispanic
Leadership Fund                   
www.hispanicleadershipfund.org

    Hispanic Professional Women
Association     www.hpwa.org

    Pacientes Primero (Patients First)          www.pacientesprimero.com

    The Latino Coalition                        www.thelatinocoalition.com

    U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce             www.usmcoc.org

    Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce       www.vahcc.com

    Voces (Voices) Action                      
www.vocesaction.blogspot.com

 

    Contact: 

    Mercy Viana Schlapp

    703-470-4794

 

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Hispanic Organizations Unite To Address Major Problems with Health Care Legislation in Congress