Sen. Art Linares Discusses Health Care and Latino Issues

December 3, 2013
Sen. Art Linares (center, at head of table) listens to area residents who gathered at his Dec. 2  informational forum at the Clinton Public Library.  Discussion topics included issues impacting the Latino community, including health care, education, job growth and homeownership.

Sen. Art Linares (center, at head of table) listens to area residents who gathered at his Dec. 2 informational forum at the Clinton Public Library. Discussion topics included issues impacting the Latino community, including health care, education, job growth and homeownership.

Sen. Art Linares (center) listens to an attendee at his Dec. 2  informational forum at the Clinton Public Library.  Discussion topics included issues impacting the Latino community, including health care, education, job growth and homeownership.
Sen. Art Linares (center) listens to an attendee at his Dec. 2 informational forum at the Clinton Public Library. Discussion topics included issues impacting the Latino community, including health care, education, job growth and homeownership.

Many people have questions about how the new Affordable Care Act affects them, and Sen. Art Linares and the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) hosted a Dec. 2 informational forum at the Clinton Public Library to get residents’ questions answered. At the free public session, residents discussed quality of life issues such as access to health care, education, small business job growth and access to homeownership assistance programs. LPRAC Chairman Isaias Diaz and Executive Director Werner Oyanadel attended the forum and discussed efforts to address health, safety, educational success, economic self-sufficiency, and ending discrimination within the Latino community.