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Most aging Filipino caregivers can’t afford to retire


Most elderly Filipino caregivers in the Los Angeles area work past retirement age due to the lack of employment protection and benefits, the inability to save up for retirement and the continuing need to provide financial help to their families, according to a policy report authored by three California-based researchers.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Nevada Fil-Ams begin signing up for Obamacare

Rozita Lee and Emma Williams, both fluent in Filipino, staff table to sign up Fil-Ams for Obamacare.  PHOTO BY BERT ELJERA

Since quitting her job as a nurse in San Francisco five years ago, Christine Gregorio has been without healthcare insurance. She does not have health issues, but at 56 years of age, she worries that ailments that come with growing old would set in sooner or later.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Undocumented parents worried over Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, center, accompanied by other lawmakers and people whose lives have been impacted by lack of health insurance, smiles during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, to celebrate the first day of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Undocumented parents, however, including Filipinos, have found themselves in an immigration and healthcare bind: how do they enroll their child in a healthcare exchange without disclosing their immigration status?  AP

R. Ng and his wife, both from the Philippines, have overstayed their visas since 2003. They have a nine-year-old son who is a US-born citizen.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

St. Luke’s hospital bags int’l accreditation anew

St. Luke

St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City (SLMC-QC) on Friday announced the renewal of its international accreditation with the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body of healthcare organizations.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

6 Filipinos indicted in US Medicare fraud case


US Federal Law Officials indicted 11 new defendants among them several Filipinos in Illinois to a federal indictment alleging they were part of a group defrauding Medicare of at least $20 million over the past five years.

Posted: April 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »