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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 25, 2013

Health Exchange Outreach Targets Latinos

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News.

By Jenny Gold

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(Duration: 4:58)

Elva Jaldin, a promotora, talks with Andrea Velandia about health. Soon Jaldin will help women like Velandia sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Andrea Velandia, 29, is just the sort of person the architects of the new health insurance marketplaces had in mind when they were thinking about future customers.

Categories: Government, Health, Immigration






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 17, 2013

Visa Exchange Program Draws Scrutiny Under Immigration Bill

By Kaomi Goetz

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(Duration: 3:36)

Landing a job at a summer camp or at an amusement park is a rite of passage for many young Americans. Those jobs also appeal to foreigners participating in a cultural exchange using J-1 visas. But with U.S. youth unemployment at 25 percent, Congress is now taking a close look at the J-1 visa exchange program.




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