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July 2007 Blog Posts (20)

Beyond Sicko: What Latinos don’t know about insurance makes them sick

There are challenges for today’s Latino professional trying to navigate the insurance market when looking for health care.



So says fellow NSHP member and insurance broker, Leonor McCall-Rodriguez: "There are some things you might be missing or don’t know that can prevent you from being and staying healthy. Like getting the right coverage."



Here are some pointers she gives NSHP members:



-Insurance shopping is for healthy people.

This is a big one. If you are… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 31, 2007 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Contextualizing Poverty and Inequality in the post-NAFTA years

This detailed work analyzes the progress obtained in diminishing poverty and inequality in Mexico during the post-NAFTA years ranging from 1994 to 2007 and how it pertains to the broad critical debate surrounding poverty-gap reduction in the context of regional and international economic integration and trade liberalization.



Specifically, it discusses the evolution of Mexican rural and urban poverty, income and regional disparities, as well as the role of government spending after… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 31, 2007 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Martha de la Torre and Joe Badame

Both founders of El Clasificado, have been named finalists for the highly coveted Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Over 100 businesses were considered prior to this cut.

Added by NSHP Editor on July 27, 2007 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Hispanic Spending Habits: Take Our Survey

Do you have problems limiting your spending or do you have trouble spending money? Besides housing, what takes the biggest chunk out of your monthly income? We are seeking to answer some of these questions, so we are inviting you to participate in NSHP’s “Hispanic Spending Habits” 2007 online survey. YOUR VOICE is extremely important in being counted as part of this study that you will find… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 25, 2007 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Education Top Issue for Hispanic Voters

July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Democratic presidential candidates prepare to debate tonight, a new poll released today shows that a candidate's position on education will have a greater impact on Latino voters than their position on any other issue -- including immigration and health care -- and that Latinos are nearly unanimous that improving public education should be a "very important priority" for the next president. The poll surveyed 1,026 registered Latino… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 24, 2007 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Clinton, Obama and Romney court the Hispanic vote.

The two leading Democratic presidential candidates said Sunday, in separate appearances at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) convention in Miami Beach, they would make immigration legislation a priority.



Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois both vowed to create a legalization path for the country's 12 million undocumented immigrants if they won the presidency. They made the pledges weeks after an immigration overhaul bill collapsed in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 24, 2007 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Macy's T-Shirts Found Offensive By Latina Shoppers

New York, NY (AHN) - Macy's department store is no longer selling a T-shirt that might offend some members of the Hispanic community.



The company released T-shirts aimed at the Latina community looking to send a message via fashion. The shirts had "Brown Is The New White" branded across the front and were not taken as light heartedly as the store hoped.



The items have since been removed from the shelves of Macy's department stores and the company has released a statement… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 24, 2007 at 2:00pm — No Comments

New Release About Hispanics and Elections

Pew Hispanic Center today released a fact sheet that provides a breakdown of the 2006 mid-term election. It is based on Census data that has recently become available and includes the most up-to-date data on population and the electorate.



This fact sheet is based on data from a supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS) that is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every November of an election year. The survey asks whether individuals were registered to vote and whether they… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 24, 2007 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Website Content Riches Review

Website Content Riches Review



Website Content Riches Is The New Blueprint For Creating 1000 50 -90% Unique Do you know that there is now a way for you to spend 3 to 7 hours of your time daily to build a website that has 1,000 unique and search engine friendly pages that instantly start making you money shortly afterwards? This sounded too good to be true when I was first told by Fred Myson, the author of a new course titled "Website Content Riches.







Fred Myson… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 24, 2007 at 9:19am — No Comments

U.S. Employment Not as Strong as It Appears, says Deutsche Bank

On some measures, activity in housing construction has slumped by more than a quarter since early 2006. Yet employment in the sector has fallen by less than 4%, or around 140,000 people, from its peak. Economists at Deustche Bank point out that if employment had moved in line with the reduction in activity, around 900,000 jobs would have been lost. Lack of tracking of temporary workers and undocumented immigrants may help buffer those unemployment figures.







A possible… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 23, 2007 at 4:51pm — No Comments

U.S. Census Released New Summary Figures for Hispanic Heritage Month

In anticipation of "National Hispanic Heritage Month" which is to be observed between September 15th and October 15th, the U.S. Census Bureau has assembled a number of facts and statistics regarding the largest minority group in the country.



Hispanics account for 44.3 million (15%) individuals in the United States. They are currently the largest ethnic or race minority in America.



According to the Census Bureau, 1 out of every 2 people added to the U.S population between… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 23, 2007 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Roberto Suro

The Director of the Pew Hispanic Center, has accepted an appointment from the University of Southern California as a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, and will be leaving for Los Angeles in mid-August.



He will continue to do research and writing on Hispanics and immigration, but in his own words, "This new job offers an opportunity to return to my first profession, journalism, at a time when it is facing extraordinary challenges. I am looking forward to teaching,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 23, 2007 at 1:44pm — No Comments

US-Born Hispanics Less Healthy, USC Study Says

Mexicans-Americans born and raised in the United States are more likely to suffer from conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol than those who emigrate from Mexico, according to a new study from the University of Southern California.



The difference may be due to poor nutrition and less physical activity among native-born Mexican-Americans. Also individuals who leave Mexico for the United States may be fitter than the ones who stay behind.



In a… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 12, 2007 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Imminent Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2007—(MarketWatch)—More than a quarter million black and Hispanic families are expected to lose their homes in the next few years due to foreclosure. For many, the financial trouble will be traceable to a mortgage they should never have been given.



The heads of these households signed up for mortgages that appeared affordable, some with enticingly low starter rates. But what they were really agreeing to were loans with ultimately onerous terms, high costs and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 10, 2007 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Clinton Campaign Launched Bilingual Web Page with MyGrito.com

Effort Will Help Expand Outreach To Hispanic Voters



Hillary Clinton’s campaign is making history today by launching a bilingual social networking page expanding on its efforts to reach Hispanic voters across the nation. The new website hosted by the online community MyGrito.com builds on the campaign’s efforts to engage these important voters and find new ways to continue her conversation with Americans throughout the country.



Clinton’s bilingual social networking effort… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 3, 2007 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Keep King Harbor Alive !!

King-Harbor should stay open

July 3, 2007





Re "Why King-Harbor must die," Opinion, July 1



Robert M. Wachter makes a compelling argument to let Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital die. However, he omits two important considerations:



• What happens to the 47,000 annual emergency room visits that are presently handled by King-Harbor?



• Notwithstanding the egregiously bad handling of many cases, there must be a lot of people who have been… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 3, 2007 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Hispanic Workers and Employer Sponsored Health Insurance

A recent study of workers in California suggests that Hispanic workers are significantly more likely to be employed in positions that offered employer-sponsored health insurance than non-Hispanic workers. The study tackles the notion that Hispanic workers are particularly disadvantaged with respect to access to employer based health insurance. Low levels of education and correspondingly low earnings as well as language difficulties contribute to the limited access that Hispanic workers have to… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 3, 2007 at 11:42am — No Comments

Latino Churches outreach to congregants living with HIV/AIDS

An emerging core of Latino pastors in Chicago who are becoming more involved in HIV education and prevention by planning special church services, providing free testing, forming support groups and offering spiritual care. Though many Latino churches initially were reluctant to respond to the AIDS epidemic, a new study of Latino congregations in Chicago found that more clergy have become involved, many of them motivated by a connection to someone with AIDS or by receiving pastoral… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 3, 2007 at 11:19am — No Comments

Gasoline Alternative Will Improve The Living Standard Of Your Family.

Most people will be deceived by the sudden fall of gasoline prices across Texas for the fourth straight week. This will be the case, because gasoline prices were at a record high in most parts of Texas last month before surprisingly staying lower for the forth straight week down to the current $2.91 per gallon.



Texas AAA Weekend Gasoline Watch reports that that’s how gasoline price stands for now in Texas. But the question is: what impact has it made to the living standards of an… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 3, 2007 at 10:11am — No Comments

How Your Indoor Air May Be Killing You!

If you are not breathing normally, suffer allergies or asthma all year round, filter your indoor air. An air filter installed in your home or office will keep your indoor air clean of pollutants and irritants that may be shortening our life.



A quality air filter will remove airborne contaminants and irritants to the lowest micron. This will promote quality indoor living for you even if you had no respiratory health problems.



Electrostatic air filters are among the best… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on July 3, 2007 at 10:04am — No Comments

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