Skip to comments.Obamacare's Spanish-Language Website Full of Errors (Surprise, Surprise)
Posted on 01/13/2014 5:30:24 PM PST by Kaslin
The problems, glitches, etc. with Healthcare.gov were well-known and well-documented. Now, attention has shifted to the issues with CuidadoDeSalud.gov, the Spanish-language version of the sitenamely, that the website is so poorly translated that native Spanish speakers cannot decipher it without help.
The website launched two months behind schedule, and is riddled with grammatical errors and clumsy wording. Even Obamacare
cheerleaders navigators have described the language as "Spanglish."
When you get into the details of the plans, its not all written in Spanish. Its written in Spanglish, so we end up having to translate it for them, said Adrian Madriz, a health care navigator who helps with enrollment in Miami.
Other issues with the site include links to forms in English.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, very few people have actually signed up for a plan using the Spanish site. California, for instance, has over 4.3 million exclusively Spanish-speaking citizens, but only 5,500 people have signed up for Obamacare using CuidadoDeSalud.gov. Minority groups were often touted as having low-levels of health insurance, so it's questionable why the website designed to assist them in finding a plan would be so horribly botched.
Let's just add this to another long list of problems with Obamacare.
and just maybe the illegal aliens cant read Spanish anyway ???
Si le gusta su plan de seguro...
Not all Spanish speakers speak the same language. There are multiple dialects, including one commonly heard among southern California Mexicans. I wonder if that’s the issue.
They have common core?
That’s okay...Add the sign language guy and the site will be perfect.
Are there French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog websites too? I thought you had to be a citizen to be eligible for Obamacare and therefore able to understand English.
They spent a billion dollars but couldn’t afford a Spanish language tech writer.
Any Republican who did this would be declared a “racist” by the mainstream media. But Obama’s a Dem, so they’re OK with it.