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National policies on HIV/AIDS target highly affected communities

Efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic that began in the 1980s have achieved significant advancements that now make it possible for someone with HIV to live a full life. However, today the disease is still highly concentrated in specific communities, so now it is important that we tailor our efforts in order to be the […]

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New Perspectives on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

Latino Decisions has released two recent surveys focused on analyzing Latino’s knowledge of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one national in focus and another specific to the Latino community in Colorado. Both studies reveal a significant need for greater outreach to Latinos that is culturally sensitive. Our data also shows that Latinos will be receptive […]

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New Results from the Colorado Latino Health Care Survey

A new poll of Latino/Hispanic adults in the state of Colorado strongly suggests that the United States federal government needs to do much more outreach to Latinos regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The poll, commissioned by Adelante con la Salud: Latino Health Care Engagement Project and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 401 Latino/Hispanic adults […]

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The Implications of ACA Ruling on Latino Voting Behavior

The Supreme Court decision regarding the constitutionally of the signature policy victory of the Obama administration has been the most anticipated and hotly debated decision of the Court in recent memory. Chief Justice Roberts himself has not been immune to the controversy, as some critics have suggested that his change of opinion regarding the mandate […]

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Latino voter opinions on health care

In light of the June 28, 2012 Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Latino Decisions has compiled data points on Latino voter attitudes towards the health care bill, and health care reform in America.  We have spent considerable time researching this topic, including two recent polls solely dedicated to health care reform opinions. […]

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Public Support for the Supreme Court: The Promise and Peril of Arizona v. United States

This is the first of a series of posts about Latinos and their views of the U.S. Supreme Court, and is part of a larger research project being conducted by Professor Ura and Professor Pedraza. Survey methodology and questionnaires are located here. On Friday, The New York Times reported the results of a national survey […]

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GOP losing the Latina mom vote and much more

This article was originally published at NBC LATINO Less is more for the Republican Party when it comes to women’s reproductive rights. Conservative Republican women may fully support the strategy of curtailing such healthcare access but the rest of the female electorate does not take kindly to such an approach.  Neither do Latinas.  Ninety-five percent […]

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The Supreme Court, Health Care Reform, and Latinos

By Jillian Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico This week the Supreme Court has been debating the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, passed by President Obama’s administration.  The purpose of this blog report is to discuss the specifics of what the Court is deciding, as well as the implications their […]

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Language Translation and Latino Health Outcomes

The issue of language translation has concerned survey researchers for some time. While much of this work has been conducted by scholars interested in making comparisons across nations with differences in language use, research focused on the United States has had to consider the potential bias associated with translation more recently. With large foreign-born populations, […]

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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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