La Raza: No go on health care

Mike Riggs Contributor

The National Council of La Raza (“Private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization focused on reducing poverty and discrimination, and improving opportunities, for Hispanic Americans”), is still opposed to the current manifestation of health care:

[NCLR] believes in supporting efforts that address the concerns; the House bill did this, the Senate bill did not,” said Jennifer Ng’andu, Deputy Director of the Health Policy Project. “We supported the House bill. It contained rigorous safeguards that would extend access to health care to all U.S. residents while preventing unauthorized workers from receiving taxpayer-funded subsidies. The spirit of the bill worked to ensure access to coverage for vulnerable, eligible families and children, and it was a health reform plan worthy of our support. We cannot say the same for the Senate bill, nor can we support reconciliation if the health care reform proposal remains unchanged.”

Incidentally, HuffPo’s piece is the first time in weeks anyone has had cause to mention La Raza’s role in pushing for health care, which says that the group’s complaints just aren’t all that high on anyone’s to-deal-with list.