Tackling Low Latino Numbers in Obamacare

Tackling Low Latino Numbers in Obamacare
February 13, 2014 No Comments Affordable Care Act, Immigrants LPOC Organization

Lagging enrollment in Obamacare among California’s Latinos is spurring a new push into communities to sell the state’s program face-to-face.

Many low-wage Latinos fear that going on public assistance could harm their efforts to become U.S. citizens, or enrolling could lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives who live with them, according to community activists. At the same time, glitches on the insurance exchange website and a lack of Spanish-speaking counselors on its telephone banks aren’t helping, they say.

Photo caption: Dr. Esteban Lovato performs a routine check-up on a patient at the La Loma Medical Center in Oakland, California on Jan. 31, 2014. Photo by David Paul Morris for Bloomberg.

Continue reading this article by ALISON VEKSHIN published February 13, 2014 on Bloomberg News.

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