latinos http://ripr.org en Thousands of RI Latinos May Qualify for Obamacare http://ripr.org/post/thousands-ri-latinos-may-qualify-obamacare <p>A <a href="http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2013/UninsuredLatinos/rb_uninsuredLatinos.pdf">new analysis </a>out from the US Health and Human Services agency estimates that about 17,000 uninsured Latinos in Rhode Island may qualify for assistance buying a health insurance plan on HealthSource RI or for Medicaid. That's out of RI's total Latino population of about 112,000. Both seem like sizeable numbers for a state of only about a million.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:07:28 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 28975 at http://ripr.org The Doctor Is In...Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/doctor-incentral-falls <p>Last night I attended one of what could be the first of 39 more public forums, put on by the state's health department, around Rhode Island. And it wasn't what I thought it would be.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:04:49 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23730 at http://ripr.org The Doctor Is In...Central Falls Will Latino Donors Help Level the Playing Field for Taveras? http://ripr.org/post/will-latino-donors-help-level-playing-field-taveras <p></p><p>Providence Mayor<a href="http://www.angelforprovidence.com/"> Angel Taveras</a> has a potentially powerful message to use in seeking out of state contributions for his expected gubernatorial run next year: with the exception of former Florida governor Robert Martinez (who served from 1987-91), a Latino governor has never been elected east of the Mississippi.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:38:40 +0000 Ian Donnis 22513 at http://ripr.org Will Latino Donors Help Level the Playing Field for Taveras? Diossa on The Changing Face of Politics in Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/diossa-changing-face-politics-central-falls <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 21490 at http://ripr.org Diossa on The Changing Face of Politics in Central Falls Controversial Voter ID law Facing Changes -- and Maybe Repeal http://ripr.org/post/controversial-voter-id-law-facing-changes-and-maybe-repeal <p>Rhode Island's controversial Voter ID law -- which attracted a <a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/politics/100429/rhode-island-voter-id-laws-hispanic#">a lot of attention</a> after it passed in 2011 -- could be headed for changes, including repeal.</p><p>A bill sponsored by Senator Gayle Goldin (D-Providence)&nbsp; <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText13/SenateText13/S0359.pdf">to repeal the law</a> is set to be discussed during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing later today.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:32:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 11138 at http://ripr.org Diossa’s win highlights Colombian-Americans’ emergence in Rhode Island’s political scene http://ripr.org/post/diossa-s-win-highlights-colombian-americans-emergence-rhode-island-s-political-scene-1 <p>James Diossa’s&nbsp;victory in the Central Falls’ mayoral race is part of a broader emergence of Colombian-Americans in Rhode Island’s political scene.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 7473 at http://ripr.org