Health Care

Statement on Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Gillespie’s Healthcare Plan for Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Mario H. Lopez, president of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, issued the following statement in response to the recent healthcare proposal released by Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie: “In the Commonwealth, health care premiums and costs have skyrocketed while coverage options have dwindled.  Any plan that seeks to break down barriers to care and eliminate burdensome regulations is […]

Statement on U.S. Senate Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to today’s pending vote on healthcare vote in the U.S. Senate: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund strongly encourages all Members of the U.S. Senate to move forward on creating a patient-centered healthcare plan that will allow working American families access to more […]

HLF Joins Coalition Advocating to Protect Federalism in Tort Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund, along with several other conservative organizations, wrote a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan opposing H.R. 1215, a bill that would ‘federalize’ state tort law.  The groups expressed concern about an approach that disregards federalism.  An excerpt is below: “Regardless of the merits of this bill, it is critical to note […]

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.  […]

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