Edna is a sexually active student. Without Obamacare she cannot afford contraceptives
Republican senators continue this week to seek ways to repeal the existing health care law known as Obamacare. Their proposal includes a halt in reimbursement for Medicaid patients who visit Planned Parenthood’s clinics. This is the testimony of a 27-year-old woman who relies on the reproductive health services offered by the organization.
"She humiliated me in the midst of the pain": When a trip to the ER comes with hate
A reader tells Univision she was verbally abused at a hospital in the midst of an illness. The woman, an undocumented immigrant, says she's never felt more fearful during the more than 20 years she's lived in the United States. A lawyer responds: "Whether or not you're undocumented is not relevant to your care."
'It's frightening': the parents of a child with disabilities describe their fear of Medicaid cuts
This family from Central Florida is afraid of losing medical coverage and other benefits that help pay for their child's therapy, food and diapers. "I’m worried that the whole foundation of our life could collapse," says the boy's father.
Possible cuts to Medicaid spell hardship for this family
Jason Stein is a nine-year-old disabled boy who lives with his parents in central Florida and depends on assistance provided by the government healthcare program for medical services, therapies and medications.
Jason and his family will lose their benefits if the Senate health bill is approved
This 9 year-old child is one of the 75 million people who benefit from the Medicaid program. His parents explain in this video why they fear losing the assistance they receive if the large cuts proposed by Republicans are approved.
"In Guatemala there is a lot of violence against children. You have no way out."
Ale, a 17-year-old indigenous immigrant from Guatemala, is currently a student at Met West High School and part of the 67 Sueños program in Oakland.
California schools respond to students' fear of Trump
From meditation to soccer to art therapy, public schools in California are finding ways to help undocumented students navigate their emotions as they face new immigration policies.
Here are six questions to ask about the new health care plan being considered by Congress
As Washington DC ponders a new plan for our health care, Americans are likely overwhelmed by the political noise and frustrated by the policy confusion. They must ask questions of lawmakers.
Maternal mortality in the U.S.: Why African American women die four times more often than white women
The Fusion documentary "Death by Delivery" looks at the disparity in the number of African American and white women who die from complications during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.
Undocumented immigrants struggling with trauma find relief in alternative therapies
EMDR has been scientifically proven to reduce traumatic experiences in just a few sessions, but access is still limited by cost and other factors, like language.
Therapy used for U.S. veterans finds success among traumatized immigrants
Hispanic therapists are using cutting edge treatments to help immigrants heal from trauma. Many are undocumented or are victims of mental, physical or sexual abuse. A therapy known as "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing," or EMDR, works to lower the intensity of emotions and memories.
'One must have patience, love and respect for the caregiver'
Univision spoke with four people who care or have cared for sick relatives. Among their tips: 'Seek help' and 'learn about the disease.'
Hungry in Venezuela: 'We were never rich, but we had food'
Scarcity forces many Venezuelan households to scavenge for food.
For undocumented immigrants, it's easier to donate a kidney than to receive one
At least 1,500 of the 2.7 million undocumented people in California suffer from renal failure. The symptoms and constant need for medication make their lives an exercise in resilience. This is the story of how five men – connected by turns of fate and profound acts of charity – tried to work around the kidney transplant system to save one another.
Seven essential reminders for a healthier smile in 2017
It’s the new year; you’ve probably made resolutions to eat better and exercise more for a healthier you. Whatever your goals, don’t forget that your oral health is part of your overall health and your smile is one of the first things people notice. So here are seven essential reminders to start your year off right.