Skip to comments.Obamacare and Latinos: why a crucial constituency is wary of signing up
Posted on 01/21/2014 8:25:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
Website glitches aside, President Obamas new health-care law also is causing consternation among many Latinos over the possibility that signing up for the Affordable Care Act could get family members deported.
Its a very real barrier, say Daniel Zingale, vice president of the California Endowment, a Los Angeles nonprofit that promotes the law among Latinos. Families are worried about being deported and divided by having any official interaction with the government.
The fear thats keeping many of the 10.2 million Latinos eligible for the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, from buying the mandated insurance is common among families of mixed legal status, health-care advocates say.
Our community is about family, so protecting the family comes first, says Jane Delgado, executive director of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health in Washington.
This is very personal information that theyre being asked to share, she adds.
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So, what’s keeping US citizens from signing up?
Pardon my rank profanity, but why the heck would “latinos” (code word for illegals) sign up for Obamacare? Really? Why? Welfare and medical care are offered up for free to anyone who walks in to a border emergency room. They NEVER have to pay the bill and when they have an anchor baby they get even more welfare. Illegals pay ZERO taxes and in the off chance that they do they are using a stolen identity. Why on earth would any smart illegal put their name in a government database?
They certainly have no fear of signining up for welfare for the anchor babies.
They should be afraid. If I were elected president in 2016, I would use the list to round them up and ship them back to their home country.
Oh bull poop.
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They want free college, too. Oh and a job. Uh...communists?
Gee, well maybe if they had come here legally they wouldn’t have to worry about it!
Weren’t we told that Illegal Aliens were not eligible for Obamacare? Wasn’t that one of the promises?
If only the rest of the country were so lucky.
That's a great statement Jane!... if you’re in MEXICO instead of Washington!
As an illegal one is exempt from this crap. Yes indeed...
The article says illegals are not eligible but their American born children are....however, this is the moneyline since most of them are eligible for subsidies.....
“Latinos comprise roughly half of all Californians who are eligible for Obamacare, so if we fail among Latinos we will fail in implementing the new law,” he adds.