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Latinos’ Attitudes Toward the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

By Gabriel R. Sanchez, PhD, Jillian Medeiros, PhD, Sam Howarth, PhD [Full Report Available Here]              [Results from Non-Voter Sample of October Poll Posted Here] Executive Summary There has been much debate related to health care reform both before President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, and after its historic […]

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Latinos support health care reform but not mandate

By Pilar Marrero– Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com  | 2011-10-13 New Poll Results Posted Here LOS ANGELES, CA. – Latino voters have a complicated relationship with the health care reform law approved in March 2010. On the one hand, they support the majority of its provisions and oppose its repeal. But just like other voters, they are against the […]

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Latino Decisions and impreMedia to release new poll on Health Care Policy

Latino Decisions and impreMedia in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico will be releasing data from a new survey focused on the Latino electorate’s attitudes and experiences with health care policy on Thursday, October 13, 2011. The October survey is the fifth of […]

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Losing Traction? Latino Support for Affordable Care Act Remains High but Shows Some Signs of Faltering

The federal health care reform debates captured the nation’s attention during President Obama’s first year in office. Despite tremendous  financial and political obstacles, on March 23, 2010 President Obama and the democratically controlled Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, legislation that will expand access to health coverage within the U.S. health care system. President Obama […]

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Latinos greatly support health reform — still expect immigration reform before 2010

New Latino Decisions polling data from March 2010 finds that Latino registered voters are very supportive of health care reform, however large majorities also say it is very important for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before November 2010.  Overall, when asked what the single most important issue facing the nation was, health care reform […]

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Latest Latino Decisions poll reviewed by West Wing staff; Senator Harry Reid

Latino Decisions survey data continue to have influence at the highest level, being read and discussed in the West Wing conference room, and by senate majority leader Harry Reid. The most recent poll, a collaborative effort with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, and impreMedia queried 1000 Hispanic registered voters on the […]

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High Medical Costs Influencing Latino Public Opinion towards Health Care Reform

In recent years, health care costs in the United States have been rapidly increasing.  According to the OECD in 2007 total health spending accounted for 16% of the GDP in the United States, by far the highest share of any OECD country.  Furthermore, since 1999 the average premium for family medical coverage has increased by […]

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Latinos Clearly Support The Inclusion of Non-Citizens in Healthcare Reform Efforts

A new report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico indicates that expansion of coverage is clearly a priority for the Latino community, a population that has the highest uninsured rates in the United States. The report is based on the recent Latino Decisions survey […]

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Latino voters show massive support for health care reform – including public option

A new poll of Latino/Hispanic registered voters finds widespread consensus about the importance of health care reform and significant support for robust efforts in this direction. The poll, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, and impreMedia and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 1,000 Hispanic […]

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