On Wednesday evening, Cecilia Muñoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the HHS Office of Health Reform will participate in a call-in radio town hall on Entravision’s Spanish-language La Tricolor radio network to talk to and take questions from the Hispanic community on the benefits of health insurance reform and the new protections that took effect last week, six months after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Health reform is particularly important to the Hispanic community, since more than one of every three Hispanics lacks health care coverage and nearly half don’t have a regular doctor.
The new provisions of the law that went into effect last week will hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more health care choices, and enhance the quality of health care for Hispanics and all Americans. The town hall is scheduled to begin at 6pm PT (9pm ET) on La Tricolor radio stations . Tune in on all La Tricolor radio stations including KDLD-FM and KDLE- FM (Los Angeles), KMXX-FM (El Centro/Yuma), KLOK-FM (Salinas/Monterey), KMIX-TV (Stockton and Modesto), KRCX-FM (Sacramento), KRNV-FM (Reno), KQRT-FM (Las Vegas), KRZY-AM (Albuquerque), KLNZ-FM (Phoenix), KYSE-FM El Paso, KBZO-FM (Lubbock), KXPK-FM (Denver) and KPVW-FM (Aspen) or listen tothe live stream here.
On September 23, critical new consumer protections in the new law – a Patient’s Bill of Rights -- began to take effect. The Patient’s Bill of Rights puts an end to some of the worst insurance company abuses, and puts consumers, not insurance companies, in control of their health care. These new protections include:
Luis Miranda is White House Director of Hispanic Media