The passage of the health care reform bills, the Affordable Health Care for America Act and the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, came after many long and tiring days of work which included countless calls to Capitol Hill, the drafting of materials, fact sheets, and analyses, and the tireless activism of our communities. Here you can find resources and important campaign pages that were critical in our quest to gain better care and coverage for Latinos and all Americans in the U.S. health care system.
Story of the Week: In order to put a face on the Latino health care experience, NCLR featured your stories in weekly installments. We also created a storybook that features some of the personal stories and perspectives of Latino families across the nation.
Post Cards: With help from Latinos throughout the United States, NCLR was able to deliver thousands of postcards asking our nation’s leaders to pass health care reform legislation that would grant quality, affordable health care to all Latinos.
In-District Visits: When members of Congress returned home, many members of our communities took a step beyond sending letters and making phone calls by scheduling in-district visits to personally tell their members of Congress why health care reform was important to them.
Health Equity for All: NCLR, in collaboration with national civil rights and grassroots organizations, including the NAACP National Voter Fund, Campaign for Community Change, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the United States Student Association, unveiled television and print ads for health care reform that ran in English and Spanish in Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Watch the television ads at the Health Equity for All webpage in English and Spanish.
Latinos United for Healthcare: Working closely with national Latino organizations across the United States, NCLR advocated jointly to eliminate the five-year waiting period for legal immigrants to federal programs such as Medicaid, remove restrictions to the Exchange for undocumented immigrants, and obtaining equity for Puerto Rico.
Below are materials generated by NCLR over the course of the eighteen months that the proposed health care reform legislation was in the national spotlight.
- The House Verification System: A Delicate Balance between Affordable Coverage Access and Burdensome Bureaucracy
- Evaluation of the "Affordable Health Care for America Act"
- Immigrant-Citizen Eligibility Table: House Bill
- How Will Children Fare Under the House Bill, "Affordable Health Care for America Act"?
- How Will Legal Immigrant Adults Fare Under the House Bill, "Affordable Health Care for America Act"?
- Evaluation of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"
- U.S. Citizen and Immigrant Treatment Chart for "Patient Protection Affordable Care Act"
- How Will Children Fare Under the Senate Bill, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?"
- How Will Legal Immigrant Adults Fare Under the Senate Bill, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?"
- Immigrant-Citizen Eligibility Table: Senate Finance Committee Mark
- How Will Children Fare under the Chairman's Mark of the "America's Healthy Futures Act"?
- How Will Legal Immigrants Fare under the Chairman's Mark of the "America's Healthy Futures Act"?
Media and Press Releases
- What Does Health Care Reform Mean for Latinos?
- NCLR Applauds Final Passage of Health Care Reform Fixes
- NCLR Commends House for Passage of Monumental Health Care Bills, Urges Senate to Act Quickly on Important Fixes
- After Significant Improvements, NCLR Supports House Passage of Health Care Reform Bill
- Latino Community Anxious to Hear About Real Solutions From President in the State of the Union Address
- Latino Leaders Renew Call on House and Senate to Include Latino Priorities in Final Healthcare Reform Bill
- Telephonic Briefing: Congress Must Turn A New Leaf On Immigrant Policies When Finishing Health Care Reform
- House Bill Must Prevail to Make Health Care Reform Meaningful for Millions of Uninsured Latinos
- Senate Vote Marks Important Progress, but House Bill Must Prevail to Make Health Care Reform Meaningful for Millions of Uninsured Latino Families, Says NCLR
- NCLR Sends a Holiday Reminder to Congress to Include Latinos in Meaningful Health Care Reform
- Landmark House Health Care Reform Bill is Good for Latinos, Senate Needs to Complete the Task and Build on the House Effort, Says NCLR
- NCLR Urges Congress to Include the Latino Community in Meaningful Health Care Reform
- Health Care Bill Overcomes Extremist Politics, But Still Needs Improvements, Says NCLR
- Major National Organizations Join Forces to Mobilize Communities of Color for Final Push on Health Care Reform
- Immigrants and the Senate Finance Committee’s Health Care Mark-Up: What to Watch For
- Draconian Reform Proposals May Threaten Health Care for All Americans, Says NCLR
- When it Comes to Immigrants and Health Care Reform, The Ugly Politics of Appeasement are Trumping Common Sense
- NCLR to Speak at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference About Latinos and Health Care Reform
- President Obama's Health Care Reform Speech Encouraging, Says NCLR
- Community Health Providers Urge Congress to Support Health Care Reform Policies that Meet the Needs of Latinos
- Hartford’s Hispanic Health Council gives Congress an Example to Follow When it Comes to Health Care Reform, Says NCLR
- Stay on Track When it Comes to Health Care Reform, Says NCLR
- NCLR Calls for Health Reform that Includes all Workers and Families
- It's Been Almost Six Months...Have the new benefits of health care reform reached you?
- Vamos al grano
- Give NCLR a Piece of Your Mind
- Getting to the Heart of It All
- National Call on Health Care Reform: Your Burning Questions Answered
- We've Reached the Finish Line!
- Are You Ready for Health Care Reform's Home Stretch?
- Don't Forget About Teo!
- Who's on Your Side?
- We're Tired of Waiting. Fix Our Broken Health Care System!
- Our Nation's Leaders Need to Hear Your Health Care Story
- Contact National Leaders Now! Latino Health Priorities Should Prevail in Reform…
- Even with Key Fixes Included, Senate Health Care Reform Legislation Still Needs Major Improvements
- This year, we are so thankful for you!
- It's working! Your calls and letters are having an impact
- Urgent: Contact Your Senators Today! Support Immigrant Families' Access to Health Care
- Follow-up to the National Call on Senator Menendez's Health Care Amendment for Immigrants
- Call TODAY! Please Join Efforts to Bolster Immigrant Equity in the Senate Health Care Reform Bill
- One Step Closer to Health Care Reform
- Tell Representative Connolly that Excessive Verification Will Hurt All Americans
- Will Health Care Reform Leave Juanita and Manuel Behind?
- Here's Your Chance: What Would You Ask the White House About Health Care Reform?
- Follow-Up to National Call on the State of Health Care Reform
- The Time is NOW to Influence Health Care Reform for Latinos
- National Call on the State of Health Care Reform
- Thank You! NCLR Delivered Thousands of Your Messages to the House of Representatives
- The House of Representatives Thinks They're Being Ignored. Tell Them We're Watching.
- Great News! Your Work is Paying Off!
- Urgent Action Needed to Protect Immigrant Access to Health Care
- Will Health Care Reform Leave Lisa Behind?
- Health Care Reform Letter to the Editor/Op-Ed Template
- Flood Their Voicemail Systems Tonight! Important Votes on Health Care Reform Coming Tomorrow
- Enough is Enough! Tell Our National Leaders to Stop Playing Politics with the Health of Our Families
- National Call on the State of Health Care Reform
- Will Health Care Reform Leave Andrea Behind?
- Speak Up for All Children in Health Care Reform
- Are You Confused About What Health Care Reform Means for You?
- Overview of NCLR’s National Health Care Reform Campaign
- Letter from Civil Rights Organizations Calling for Health Care Reform that Works for Children
- Principles for Patient- and Family-Centered Care: The Medical Home from the Consumer Perspective
- Health Coverage for All Children
- Principles of Immigrant Integration into Health Care Reform
- Treatment of U.S. Citizens and Immigrants under Health Care Reform
- Latinos and Health Coverage By the Numbers