Gustavo's Latest "Orange County Line" for KCRW: On Why Politicians Hate Latino Health Access so Much!

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The Latino Health Access lot, in 2006
Photo by Erin Smith, wherever the hell she is...
Over the weekend, the fabulous non-profit Latino Health Access opened a community center/park near downtown SanTana, a project that was a decade in the making, having faced opposition from politicians who would've rather wanted some hipster club there and residents who insisted the park would become a den of drugs. It's a beautiful thing, and it sparked the latest "Orange County Line" I did for KCRW-FM 89.9. I also made sure to mention how Supervisors Shawn Nelson and John Moorlach got their chonis in a bunch over LHA's use of Spanish in their programs--SCARY...


Here's our People Issue profile of LHA CEO Latino Health Access. And here's the commentary--enjoy!

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Diana Perea
Diana Perea

So good to know that some form of the 70's Ciudad Juarez program I remember is still going.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Where's the Anglo health access. 

Oh, that's right...we have to pay for our own health care, and your kids' too.

HenryGattis
HenryGattis

Too bad the best they could do was get 100 people to show up.

Whoever is responsible for this should be fired. In a city of a half million (OK 400K) and you draw 100 people. COME ON. Give FREE CHECK UPS and you get 100,000.

This was a joke a political stunt.

Owens Lake
Owens Lake

Such fear of people helping people...

sgbrown10
sgbrown10

@Mitchell_Young seriously if white people or asians go to a hospital without insurance they will hit with a huge bill and spend the rest of their life paying it off; mexicans on the other hand, not comprehending the concept of insurance, just think is all free 

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