Perhaps We Could Start Screaming at a Town Hall Meeting?

Once more, here’s a short post to keep you up to date while I pack furiously for my move to California.

My friends at TC Daily (which carries my posts) had an interesting article about the continuing healthcare crisis among Latinos.

We all know that Hispanics are far more likely to get diabetes. But genetic predispositions are only part of the story. According to the article, Latinos have less access to healthcare in general (and certainly less than the old white people losing their minds about the “socialized medicine” boogeyman). As such, we’re looking at a major public-health disaster down the line.

Granted, the article is more about immigrants than Hispanics in general (and as we all know, the groups are not synonymous). However, its conclusion, which is that “society will have a high price to pay if access to medical and behavioral health care isn’t provided to immigrants regardless of their resident status,” is timely… and more than a little scary.



2 Responses to “Perhaps We Could Start Screaming at a Town Hall Meeting?”

  1. September 1, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Yes, yes, yes, yes, and YES!

    And so much more.

    Did I mention this was my dissertation? Thanks for posting… as always!

  2. 2 Carolina
    September 5, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    How can Hispanics have a “genetic predisposition” when Hispanic is an ethnic and not a racial category? Do they mean Indigenous Indian/Mestizo Mexicans? Other Latinos continue to be forgotten about in this country.

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