Monday, December 30, 2013

More Latinos Needed for Affordable Care Act

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Disappointing enrollment figures for Latinos are causing Covered California officials to rethink they way they reach out to this population, which is considered key to the success of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in the state.

Latinos account for more than half the state's nearly 7 million uninsured residents, but they accounted for only about 13 percent of the enrollees in Covered California during the first two months of operation. They are important to the success of the Affordable Care Act in the state because they tend to be younger and healthier than the average population, and their participation will help create a balanced and affordable insurance pool. Read more...


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