Post Tagged with: "health insurance"

The "Essential Plan" is just one of the health plans offered through the New York State Department of Health.

Finding Health Care in the Land of Opportunity

A recent immigrant from Pakistan granted asylum in the U.S. reflects on the difficulties associated with obtaining affordable health care.

Concerned “Dreamers” Paola Soria and Karla Collaguazo, from Ecuador, listen to Jeff Sessions’ conference about the end of DACA. Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers’ Anxiety Could Affect Their Mental Health

Health, Immigration September 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

The fear and angst New York Dreamers are feeling in light of the possibility of losing DACA could have an impact on their mental health, compounded with the fear of losing health insurance, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Johanny Fernández at BronxCare, where she receives medical attention (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Many DACA Beneficiaries Do Not Apply for Health Insurance

Health, Immigration, New York February 29, 2016 at 3:25 pm

As many DACA and DAPA beneficiaries are not aware that they can obtain health coverage, the City kicked off a campaign to educate youths about applying for Medicaid, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Among New Yorkers, Latinos Have Less Access to Health Care

Health, Latino February 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

A new report suggests that extending health coverage to undocumented immigrants would cost less than 1 percent of the state’s health budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mayor Bill de Blasio holding his IDNYC. The new identity card should help undocumented to receive "Direct Access" health care. (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Piloting ‘Direct Access’ to Health Care in NYC

Health, Immigration, New York November 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

A $6 million pilot program to offer health care to New Yorkers who are undocumented immigrants draws mixed reaction, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo via Flickr)

Filipino Americans Rank High in Health Insurance Coverage

Health, Immigration, Southeast Asian May 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Nearly 13 percent of Asian Americans in New York State lack health insurance but the Filipino community ranks high in terms of coverage, reports Cristina DC Pastor in a story published in The FilAm.

Photo via EDLP

City-Subsidized Day Care Centers Struggle With a New Expense

Education, Latino September 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

From Oct. 1, city-subsidized child care centers will have to pay the health insurance costs of their employees, El Diario La Prensa reported. At Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation in Brooklyn, as at many other centers, administrators are scrambling to figure out how to pay these additional costs, with budgets already stretched thin.

The Mexican contraception Perlutal is one of the medications available without prescription in a bodega in El Barrio.

Bodega ‘Pharmacies’ a Risky Business, Experts Warn

Crime, Featured Posts, Health February 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

For those without health insurance, bodegas that sell under-the-counter drugs are sometimes the only option. But experts warn that taking unapproved medicines can be dangerous.

Voices in Focus: America’s Gap in Health Coverage, Youngsters Addicted to Caffeine, and a Gyrating Candy

Voices in Focus: America’s Gap in Health Coverage, Youngsters Addicted to Caffeine, and a Gyrating Candy

Culture, Education, Health, Immigration, Opinion, Politics February 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

Teenagers addicted to energy drinks, John McCain’s evolving position on immigration, and sexy M&Ms are on our radar this morning.

Koreans in Queens lacks health insurance

East Asian, Economy, Health, In the News, Queens October 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Koreans in Queens have average rates of education and pay, but many live below the poverty line and about one third are without any safety net in the event of illness or injury.

Russian immigrant detained in Puerto Rico

Russian immigrant detained in Puerto Rico

Eastern European, Health, In the News October 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

A Russian-speaking immigrant, Arthur Bogoraz, has been detained, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. As one of the most wanted criminals in New York State, Bogoraz is charged in a $4.5 million health insurance fraud scheme. Charges against Bogoraz were first filed in 2010. According to court documents, he forged relationshipsRead More