Latinos Widely Rejecting Obamacare as Deadline Nears


 reports: Democrats are becoming vocal about growing concerns over the lack of Latino enrollment in Obamacare healthcare exchanges as the deadline to sign up nears.

Despite claiming about a third of the uninsured population, the Obama administration has struggled to attract Latin Americans to Obamacare. According to one Latino health advocate, the population is simply “not at the table,” and expectations for Latinos to sign up to use the public health exchanges is low. Statistics show that many Latinos are choosing to be fined over having to sign up for Obamacare. This is of particular concern in California, where the healthcare exchanges were considered “the number one priority” of the state and Latinos make up more than half of the state’s uninsured population.

The Associated Press noted that approval for the Affordable Care Act dropped precipitously in October, according to the Pew Research Center. Then, was delayed several times, and, when finally useable, boasted a woeful number of spelling errors and grammatical inconsistencies that made it nearly impossible for a Spanish speaker to read.

Some Democrats openly admit that outreach has left much to be desired. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas told the AP that a major obstacle to enrollment has been a lack of “culturally sensitive” outreach: in-person offices to discuss the exchanges and more available operators with whom to speak before choosing a plan….Read more…

3 Comments on “Latinos Widely Rejecting Obamacare as Deadline Nears”

  1. genomega1 says:

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