TX Latino Communities Affected By COVID-19 From Economic, Health Inequities | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

TX Latino Communities Affected By COVID-19 From Economic, Health Inequities | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC 1

Hispanic Texans make up 40 percent of the state's population, as well as 48 percent of the state's confirmed COVID-19 deaths. NBC's Mike Hixenbaugh reports from Houston on why experts think the community is more vulnerable to serious illness. Aired on 07/30/2020.
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TX Latino Communities Affected By COVID-19 From Economic, Health Inequities | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

47 Comments on "TX Latino Communities Affected By COVID-19 From Economic, Health Inequities | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. Operator Feria | July 30, 2020 at 12:10 PM | Reply


    • @Jezballz No, if someone else but Trump was in Power they would handle this pandemic way better u lame!

    • Peter Robinson | July 30, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      Trump is the real US President who actually cares for Americans. He has deported several immigrants from third world countries. And sadly, people are trying to get him out of office by blaming him for the coronavirus, a natural disaster on which he ( as well as anyone else on Earth) has no control. I am sure those same people will repent the day their daughter gets molested by some Mexican “immigrant”.

    • @Luv Provida team Pence has been diligent in doing everything possible to fight the Kung flu virus.

    • @Mark bodman awwwe how cute! slurp that Pence feces why don’t u! ahahaha

  2. 1:14 why the lack of health care contributes to higher rate of diabetes and blood pressure?

  3. Football Nerd | July 30, 2020 at 12:13 PM | Reply

    Covid – 19 deaths yesterday (July 29th) (Source: Worldometer)

    South Korea – 0
    New Zealand – 0
    Switzerland – 1
    The Netherlands – 2
    Japan – 3
    Portugal – 3
    Spain – 5
    Germany – 5
    Canada – 5
    Italy – 6
    Australia – 9
    France – 15

    The USA – 1,485

    Donald Trump, July 13th “We have the lowest fatality rate in the world”
    Donald Trump, July 17th “We are the envy of the world for how we’ve handled this”
    Donald Trump, July 21st “By comparison to most other countries, we are doing really well”
    Donald Trump, July 27th “The governors should be reopening up their states”

  4. mask dont work if you wear it on your chin with your nose sticking out…

  5. 🙁

  6. san dra cundasamy | July 30, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

    FROM GREAT BRITAIN 🇬🇧: I wonder what ‘Latino’s for Trump’ think now ?

    • Peter Robinson | July 30, 2020 at 1:25 PM | Reply

      @Lars Jones I don’t understand your cryptic language. Please be more clear and explicit.

    • @Peter Robinson yA AIN’T ALWHITE BUDDY

    • Eric Krueger | July 30, 2020 at 2:24 PM | Reply

      Whoof… some people need help with irony and sarcasm here… 🙂

    • san dra cundasamy | July 30, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

      Trump’s trumPET McEnany ….. and where should your racist butt go ? Trump is a filthy , uneducated, lying , thieving , bigoted , irrational, misogynistic, unpredictable NARCISSIST ….

    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 | July 30, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      *New Study Confirms That The Welfare State Discourages Work*

      *At a time our country faces a massive recession brought on by the coronavirus lockdowns, America’s welfare state exacerbates that stagnation.*
      June 16, 2020 https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/16/new-study-confirms-that-the-welfare-state-discourages-work/

      *Ronald Reagan had an old adage about the nine most terrifying words in the English language: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Recently, a new paper reinforced that truth and adds to the existing literature showing how America’s welfare state often traps generations in a cycle of poverty.*

      *At its core, a complicated set of welfare programs and tax breaks generate sizable incentives for many low-income Americans not to increase their incomes and improve their station in life. This “poverty trap” results in well-intentioned government programs hurting those they were designed to help.*

      *Marginal Tax Rates*

      The study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), examined marginal net tax rates on American households. Their analysis included the phase-out effects of various government programs and the extent to which those phase-outs discourage work.

      For instance, consider the $1,200 payments in March’s coronavirus “stimulus” legislation. Individuals with incomes under $75,000 qualified for the full $1,200 payment, while the payment was reduced by 5 percent for each dollar of income over $75,000. As a result of this phase-out rate, individuals with incomes over $99,000 receive no payment.

      For every additional dollar of income a person making $75,000 received, he will lose five cents of his “stimulus” payment, plus have to pay regular federal income taxes (likely at a 22 percent rate), payroll taxes (7.65 percent), and state and local income taxes where applicable.

      Put another way, the coronavirus checks gave people making between $75,000-$99,000 added incentive to reduce their income. By working fewer hours, sheltering income from taxes, or both, people could “maximize” their “free” payment from the federal government.
      The researchers studied data from 2016, well before this year’s “stimulus” (or the coronavirus). But as the paper’s introduction notes, many other federal programs and laws have similar distortionary effects:

      Earn $1 too much two years back and your Medicare Part B premiums will rise by close to $800. Earn $1 too much and, depending on the state, lose thousands of dollars in your own or your family’s Medicaid benefits. Hold $1 too much in assets and forfeit thousands in Supplemental Security Income.

      Earn an extra dollar and receive thousands of dollars in Obamacare subsidies. Earn $1 beyond Social Security’s earnings ceiling and watch your Social Security payroll tax drop to zero. Earn $1 too much and flip onto the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), reducing your marginal income-tax bracket from a rate as high as 37 percent to 28 percent. Earn $1 too much and lose 22 cents, in the Earned Income Tax Credit and the list goes on.

      If this appears to look almost like a game, you’re not far off. It’s hard not to view it as the government picking winners and losers through its various program parameters. Made an extra $1 of income? Too bad — now we’re taking your subsidy away. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

      *Worst Effects on the Poor*

      Unfortunately, these distortionary effects hit poor and near-poor households the hardest. As Gene Steuerle of the Urban Institute has documented, phase-outs of programs like cash welfare, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and Obamacare subsidies mean households making roughly $10,000-$40,000 can lose almost as much in government benefits as they gain in added income by working additional hours.

      The new NBER study further quantifies this phenomenon. It finds that, both over the current year and over their lifetimes, individuals in the lowest income quintile (the bottom 20 percent) face higher marginal tax rates than those in the next three income quintiles (from the 20th percentile of income through the 80th percentile). Essentially, when taking the phase-out of government benefits into account, the poor face more disincentives to work than the middle class.

      It gets worse. One in four low-income households (those with income in the bottom 20 percent) face lifetime marginal net tax rates of more than 70 percent. As the authors put it: “One in four of our poorest households, regardless of age, make between two and three times as much for the government than they make for themselves in earning an extra $1,000.” Given the construct of the modern welfare state, it seems less logical to ask why poor people wouldn’t work and instead to ask why they would.

      There is, however, one silver lining in the paper: States can help undo the damage caused by poorly crafted federal policy. The NBER researchers found that a “typical household can raise its total remaining lifetime spending by 8.1 percent by moving from a high-tax to a low-tax state.”

      *Break the Cycle of Poverty*

      Obamacare didn’t create the phenomenon of the welfare state discouraging work, but it did make this worse. The Congressional Budget Office noted repeatedly that the phase-outs in the law’s insurance subsidies penalize individuals who earn more income. Its most recent in-depth analysis, conducted in February 2014, concluded the law would reduce the labor supply by the equivalent of about 2.5 million full-time jobs.

      More recently, of course, lawmakers in the CARES Act provided a $600 per week federal supplement to unemployment insurance, further discouraging work. Because more than two-thirds of unemployed individuals can now make more money on unemployment than they did while working, businesses face difficulty recruiting furloughed employees back to their jobs.

      At a time our country faces a massive recession brought on by the coronavirus lockdowns, America’s welfare state exacerbates that stagnation. Reforming the system to eliminate work disincentives could save taxpayer funds. More importantly, it would encourage all Americans to embrace the dignity of work.

  7. Speedy Chicken | July 30, 2020 at 12:55 PM | Reply

    mexiacns dont stop working like commen Qwhite folk during a pandimic….

  8. I live in Texas. Hispanics make up the vast majority of the service and construction industries. Both with constant human interaction in large numbers. Its simple math. This should not come as a surprise. I would argue that the numbers are much higher as illegal Hispanic immigrants are less likely to be tested or visit hospitals for fear of being deported.

  9. Killroy was here | July 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Reply


  10. I have a idea, open border flood the country will lower the death rate.

  11. To many in a house hold

  12. Change Center | July 30, 2020 at 1:54 PM | Reply

    In Miami room.

  13. Lots of Hispanic work in meat packing, agriculture, jails, oil fields. All the worst locations. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  14. I stopped mixing carbs and fat, driving carbs to zero daily. Hispanic food tastes great, but loaded with carbs and fat together, impairing immune systems, and a gateway for just about everything that ails us. Just trying to get a handle on food is expensive because “vegetable ‘ oil is trash, and grains so unlike anything humans ate until last 100 years or so, it’s a wonder we’re alive at all.

  15. Global Warming | July 30, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

    Turn Texas blue!

  16. Legacy of Free domain | July 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

    Welcome to American racism ☠️

  17. Kevin McNeil | July 30, 2020 at 5:46 PM | Reply

    Thats because they don’t social distance just like here in California Hispanics are 3 times more likely to get covid then anyone else…..source L A Times

  18. Marlin Holley | July 30, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply


  19. Texas has too many Hispanics that’s why.

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