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

Photo credit: Latinalista.com

Photo credit: Latinalista.com

 

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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NBC News Still Dealing With Fallout Over Brokaw’s Comments

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Tom Brokaw

(New York) NBC News, is still dealing with tremendous criticism for “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw‘s comments about Hispanics and assimilation, as well as his and the network’s immediate response.

On Sunday’s “Meet The Press”, the veteran news anchor said, “You know, they (Hispanics) ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English, and that they feel comfortable in the communities.”

Brokaw’s original apology on Twitter was chastised for not being sincere. A spokesperson for NBC said, “Tom’s comments were inaccurate and inappropriate and we’re glad he apologized.”

Hispanic/Latino organizations like the National Association ...

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CTLatinoNews.com Has A New Owner

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Diane Alverio and Hugo Balta

Award winning online news publication CTLatinoNews.com is now under the ownership and leadership of nationally recognized journalist and media advocate, Hugo Balta.   Balta will serve as publisher and executive editor of the online site created to provide professional, journalistic coverage for and about Connecticut’s fastest growing population group.

Diane Alverio, who launched the site in 2012 said, “This is an exciting time for CTLatinoNews. When we created this site, we saw a gap in news coverage of people and issues impacting Latino residents. Along the way, our stories moved to the mainstream, were picked up regularly by other media, earned loyal Latino and non-Latino readers, ...

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