La Gran América Newspaper Vol3 N8 April,2012 - Page 2

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Box 731 Willmar, MN 56201 Tel. 612-6366704 lagranamerica@gmail.com Nota: Editoriales, artículos y anuncios de este periódico representan el punto de vista de los autores y no necesariamente reflejan la opinión, punto de vista o modo de pensar de La Gran América. 2 April 01, 2012 ENGLISH Reforma de salud en EU es importante para minorías te Suprema, ayudará a que millones de personas de grupos minoritarios y de bajos recursos tengan acceso a los servicios de salud. Las estadísticas pintan un macabro retrato a la salud de las minorías en el país y son más que un número en la página. La realidad incluiría implicaciones financieras de enormes deudas médicas, malos créditos, bancarrota, pérdida Ayudará a que grupos de salarios y desempleo, lo que significa que no sólo se trata de atención médica minoritarios y de bajos recursos sino de toda una batalla sobre derechos tengan servicios de salud civiles y humanos. Indicó que las minorías suelen tener Por: Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio un mayor índice de desempleo, trabajos sin seguro médico y reciben salarios ASHINGTON.- Wade más bajos que les impide pagar los cosHenderson, presidente tos de una cobertura médica. de la Conferencia de LiLas minorías representan la tercera derazgo sobre Derechos parte de la población total de Estados Civiles y Humanos de Estados Unidos, Unidos y más de la mitad de los 50 miseñaló la importancia de la reforma al llones de personas que carecen de seguro. sistema de salud aprobada en 2010 para Los latinos son quienes tienen mayor las minorías étnicas y raciales del país. índice de personas sin seguro, mientras Esta ley, cuya constitucionalidad se que los asiáticos, hawaianos nativos e analizará la próxima semana en la Cor- isleños del Pacífico representan más del W Health care law repeal would hit harder outside MN by Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio S T. PAUL, Minn. — In a landmark case that has big implications for the nation’s health care system, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday begins hearings on a challenge to the federal health care overhaul. The court will hear arguments on several questions, including whether the federal government can expand the Medicaid program or require every American to obtain health insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010, individuals must buy health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty — a mandate that broadens the pool of insured persons to include the young and healthy. Other states are likely to be affected more if the court dismantles the law, but Minnesotans still have reason to pay attention. EXPANDING COVERAGE One of the main goals of the federal health care law is to expand health care coverage to 30 million Americans who don’t have insurance. That’s a big deal for community clinics like the Community University Health Care Center in Minneapolis, where one out of every four patients has no insurance. That’s at least 3,000 people each year at the Phillips neighborhood clinic alone. Statewide, nearly half a million people do not have insurance. For Deanna Mills, executive director of the Community University Health Care Center, the Affordable Care Act is almost a dream come true. Mills, who has spent her career trying to obtain health care for those unable to pay for it, said it would be a huge loss for health care if the court invalidates all or part of the law. “I would cry,” Mills said. “I would cry right now even thinking about it.” About 9 percent of Minnesota residents are uninsured, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports. Other states have much higher rates. In Texas, for example, 25 percent of residents are uninsured. But in Minnesota the percentage of uninsured residents has been growing. Mills said people without health insurance tend to have more health problems. “Maybe 91 percent are insured. But those 9 percent are really sick, are very diverse and probably need health care coverage as much as anybody else,” Mills said. Still, the state could manage better than most other states if the high court strikes down major parts of the health law, said Lucinda Jesson, commissioner of Minnesota’s Department of Human Services. That’s because Minnesota has been improving its health care system for many years, she said. “I think what the Affordable Care Act does is give Minnesota a lot of tools to get where we were going anyway, fas- 50% de todos los casos de hepatitis B en el país. En comparación con el resto de la población, los indios americanos tienen 638 más posibilidades de sufrir alcoholismo, 400% más de contraer tuberculosis y 291% más riesgo de tener diabetes. Según datos de la Conferencia, este grupo tiene 67% más probabilidades de padecer neumonía o influenza que el resto de la población y 20% más riesgo de padecer una enfermedad cardiaca. En tanto, 44% de los afroestadounidenses tardan o no van a las citas de rutina y cuidado preventivo. La ley de Cuidado de Salud Accesible (ACA), uno de los principales logros del presidente Barack Obama, cumple dos años entre críticas de los opositores del Partido Republicano y sectores conservadores por sus regulaciones y costos elevados de su instrumentación. Se espera que en los próximos meses se amplíe la cobertura médica a millones de estadounidenses, se reduzcan los costos y se mejore la atención médica. Archivo EFE ter and with more federal dollars,” Jesson said. Some of those federal dollars come through the health law’s expansion of Medicaid, the joint federal and state insurance program for low-income people. That’s one of the issues the high court will consider that hasn’t received much attention. If the court were to strike down that part of the law, Jesson projects Minnesota would lose about $2 billion in federal money between Jan 2014 and July 2015.