Puerto Ricans aren't eligible for all the benefits other U.S. citizens are. Two reporters are tracking the effort to change that.
Instead of SSI, the AABD program continues on the island, with low federal aid and the obligation of state matching.
Three bills and Biden’s social agenda legislation wait for the House and Senate’s attention.
SSI brought a Puerto Rican family back from economic ruin when they most needed it, but they lost the help as soon as they returned to the island.
After the US Supreme Court decision on Vaello Madero case, Puerto Rico District Court lifts stay in two pending cases.
The federal SSI program excludes Puerto Ricans living on the island, with real consequences for their health and well-being.
<p>Over a year ago, based on the history of Puerto Rico's Health Reform that started on 1993, many people started to wander if the enrollees of this system were healthier or sicker than years ago, when they had no medical coverage. To find out, a keypoint was to measure if they were getting the medical preventive services they needed to, for example, have an earlier diagnosis and a better treatment for the medical conditions they may develop. That was what my National Health Journalism Fellowship was about and what I intended to find out.</p>
<p>Patients and providers of Mi Salud talk about the lack of preventive services.</p>
<p>Aseguradas de Mi Salud llegan tarde al cuidado prenatal. Enrollees of Puerto Rico's Health Reform get late prenatal care.</p>
<p>Package of investigative stories about Mi Salud to find out if the enrollees are receiving preventive medicine services.</p>