National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. In collaboration with these organizations, NCLR works to advance policies that provide all children, especially Latino children, with affordable, quality health insurance. See below for more information about NCLR’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!


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  • NCLR Held Discussions on SCOTUS Ruling on ACA

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    NCLR  hosted discussions on the Supreme Court ruling on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter using the following hash tags: (1) #HCRDecision; (2) #SCOTUS; and (3) #NCLR.

  • NCLR Announced Text Message Alerts for ACA Updates

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    NCLR announced a text message alert system to provide individuals with updates on the analysis of the decision and how it will affect individuals and families. NCLR notes that the decision is a big win for Latino Health, now that millions of uninsured Hispanics will receive access to coverage.
  • NCLR Released Factsheet on ACA Benefits to Hispanics

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    In advance of the Supreme Court ruling, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) circulated a factsheet highlighting the benefits Hispanics stand to receive under the ACA including: (1) currently one in three uninsured individuals in the U.S. is Hispanic (16 million total); (2) under the ACA six million Latinos would gain coverage (3.1 million covered by Medicaid/CHIP, 1.5 million covered by employer sponsored benefits, and 1.4 million covered by private “nongroup” plans); and (3) under the ACA Latinos would have the greatest increase in insurance coverage by ethnicity group (18.2%). NCLR plans to develop and circulate additional materials and communications including one focused on children and families.
  • National KidsWell Partners Showed ACA Support via Twitter Storm

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    The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) partnered with Families USA, MomsRising, and Young Invincibles to conduct a “Twitter storm” to show support of the ACA before the Supreme Court heard three days of oral arguments challenging the law.
  • NCLR Filed Amicus Brief Supporting Medicaid Expansion

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    National Council of La Raza and First Focus, in addition to a number of other health care reform advocates, filed an amicus brief to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the Medicaid expansion provisions within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case in March.

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