LATINA HEALTH: L.A. Times Calls for Solutions to Access Problem
A Los Angeles Times editorial, in response to a recent study documenting Latinas' lack of access to health care, calls for a variety of solutions. The paper advocates expanding "limited" community health outreach programs, especially Spanish-language programs, and recommends allowing mothers to enroll in the Healthy Families program. And, the paper argues, "[s]ome solutions are simple. The Immigration and Naturalization Service should clarify the scope and limits of the so-called 'public charge' provision in the 1996 immigration law" so that "it does not affect women seeking publicly funded care, including prenatal care and cancer screening, once they are in this country" (1/29).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.