Latinos living in the United States are among the minority groups with the lowest rate of health insurance coverage. This dynamic, along with economic, dietary and other factors place the Latino community at risk for growing health problems. To talk about these issues, the League of United Latin American Citizens along with co-hosts, Latino Leadership Council, NAHJ- Nevada, Latin Chamber of Commerce, and the UNLV Office of Government Affairs will host a town hall with leading health experts. Along with focusing on health issues affecting the Latino community, local expert panelists will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act and what the process will be to enroll in the State Exchange Programs.
“Health care is one of the most important topics concerning the Latino community,” said Liliana Rañon, Health and Nutrition Director at LULAC. “The fact that we are among the most uninsured presents a growing problem. Luckily millions of Latinos will now have access to health care thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but there is still a long way to go in terms of navigating the process for the exchanges and then following through on preventative care. However, conversations like the one for this town hall are a great start in the right direction.”
WHO: Steve Wiener, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Liliana Rañon, LULAC Health and Nutrition Director
CJ Bawden, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange
Rose Park, Governor’s Office for Consumer Health Assistance (GovCHA)
Andres Ramirez, Know Your Care
WHAT: Health Care Town Hall
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon.
WHERE: Grant Sawyer State Office Building. 555 E. Washington Ave. 4th Floor