Health Care

Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President, Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s joint address to Congress: “We are encouraged by the president’s overall message about vital challenges faced by our nation and the need to address them.  HLF supports promoting more economic growth by lowering taxes for working-class families, cutting […]

Statement on the Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement for its president Mario H. Lopez in response to the U.S. Senate voting to confirm Rep. Tom Price as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price as the next HHS Secretary.  […]

HLF Launches Ad Campaign in Senate Battleground States

Campaign Highlights Issues Critical to Latino Communities in Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) today announced the release of an initial round of issue ads in key states–Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The $250,000 ad buy consists of online audio ads are targeted to Latino constituents, are running in both English and Spanish, and are focused on critical issues including education, healthcare, and taxpayer […]

Intellectual Property Rights and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Provision on Biologic Medicines Could Slow Innovation

The Obama Administration’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC) has just released a new report on the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new trade agreement between the United States. and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim. The TPP agreement is set to lower intellectual property protections for promising new […]

HLF Launches $200,000 Ad Campaign Urging Pete Gallego to Stop Obamacare

Average Family of Four Will See Healthcare costs increase by $6,777

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) launched a $200,000 television advertisement campaign urging constituents of U.S. Representative Pete Gallego (D-TX) to call his office and demand the repeal of Obamacare.  The campaign is the first of its kind to highlight the failure of President Barack Obama’s health care law to a Spanish-speaking audience. A […]

HLF Grades President Obama and Governor Romney on the Issues

We Must Move to Repeal and Replace President Obama’s Unaffordable and Unpopular Health Care Law

Patients and Families Must Come First

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund released the following statement today from its President Mario H. Lopez, reacting to today Supreme Court ruling: “The facts are that on every count, President Obama’s healthcare law has failed all Americans, including working Hispanic families that continue to bear the brunt of his economic policies.  Insurance premiums have gone […]

Hispanics Need an All-Out Effort to Combat Obesity

With recent news that about 2.5 million Hispanic adults suffer from diabetes, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and community-based groups are expanding their efforts to reduce the burden of diabetes in the Latino community. Ultimately, progress against diabetes will also depend on attacking the epidemic behind the spread of this life-threatening condition: obesity. While many elements […]