The state of emergency declared nation-wide due to COVID-19 led to the creation of public health policies that aimed to protect citizens from the health contingency. The laws included continuous Medicaid coverage under which beneficiaries were guaranteed uninterrupted coverage, with no need for an annual redetermination on the basis of changes in their household or their income.
Hispanic adults in the United States lead the highest percentage of individuals without health insurance, according to a study published by the Pew Research Center in 2022. The Hispanic community faces great challenges in accessing quality medical care. Among the most pressing challenges are language limitations. Frequently, the lack of information in Spanish creates a gap in knowledge about the programs that are available for the community to access health insurance.
In 2021 United Language Group won a federal grant that would give them the opportunity to expand their mission of removing language barriers. In this new mission, ULG could assist those people who need health insurance, but because they do not know the necessary language, it is difficult for them to obtain one. Unfortunately, today many people do not even try to enroll in a medical plan for fear of not being able to navigate the application in the health market or not understanding the process, the terms, or being able to answer the necessary questions. For this reason, the ULG Browser Program was born.
Last Wednesday, August 27 of this year, the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh became the scene of a unique and emotional event directed by the Consul General of Mexico, Claudia Velasco Osorio: the presentation of the book "El Arte. Espejo de an Immigrant. Story of Cornelio Campos", written by María del Refugio Sandoval Olivas, affectionately known as Cuquis Sandoval. This book combines the richness of the narrative with the chronicle of a life marked by migration and a passion for art.