Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno say there is a growing problem of unlicensed healthcare in Nevada’s Latino community. Unlicensed individuals claiming to be doctors pose as qualified physicians, dentists, or plastic surgeons and practice medicine illegally. These unlicensed physicians cater to non-English speaking Latinos without insurance and some who can't afford to go to legitimate healthcare providers. The UNR Latino Research Center
has partnered with the Nevada Division of Health and the state Attorney General's office to create an education campaign and a task force to crack down on unlicensed medical practitioners. We talk with leaders of that task force about their efforts and what options for affordable healthcare are available in the community.
Frankie Sue Del Papa, former attorney general, State of Nevada
Tracey Green, State Health Officer, Nevada State Health Division
Jude Joffe-Block, reporter, Fronteras: Changing America Desk
Atzimba Luna-Becerril, Consul for Community Affairs, Consulate of Mexico