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Latinos And Hispanics Poised To Transform U.S. Health System With $1.7 Trillion Purchasing Power

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In recent months, immigration, race and ethnicity have dominated headlines. One reason is because with each passing year, more and more people in the U.S. are classified as either Latino or Hispanic, with Hispanics being the fastest growing populace in the U.S. And while this population is affected by and accesses our health care system in unique ways, those who embrace Hispanics stand to tap into their $1.7 Trillion purchasing power.

The browning of America is unquestionably changing the landscape of the U.S. health system, with Hispanics growing in number and thus, influence. Thus, it’s vital for our country’s health leaders, providers and policymakers ...

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Bank of America Freezes Family’s Accounts After Demanding Proof of Citizenship

bank-of-america-4-logo-png-transparentA Kansas couple says Bank of America blocked access to the account they’ve had with the bank since the early 2000s after they ignored a form demanding proof of citizenship from the husband, who happens to be a native of Wichita.

Josh Collins and Jessica Salazar Collins say they assumed the form was a scam, given their long relationship with the bank, but when they showed up at a bank branch, access was denied, with a flag next to Josh’s name saying “citizenship”. The account was unfrozen after he supplied a driver’s license.

Bank of America, which recently moved to stop lending to companies that make assault rifles, did not ...

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Teresa Romero, A Mexican Immigrant, Is United Farm Workers’ First Female President

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Fifty-two years after Dolores Huerta negotiated the United Farm Workers union’s first successful collective bargaining agreement, Teresa Romero will become the first woman to serve as its president.

Romero, 60, will take over the job when the current president, Arturo Rodríguez, steps down in December. She becomes only the third person to hold the job. Before Rodríguez, the late civil rights leader César Chávez served as the UFW president.

The UFW said Romero is the first Latina and first immigrant woman to head a national union in the United States.

“Sometimes I still pinch myself,” Romero said Tuesday in a phone call with NBC News. “This is what ...

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