Skip to comments.Colorado Hispanics Resist Obamacare Sign-up Efforts
Posted on 01/28/2014 6:06:30 AM PST by rellimpank
The Spanish version of healthcare.gov did not work until December, a delay that rendered many Hispanics unable to enroll. The Spanish version of healthcare.gov did not work until December, a delay that rendered many Hispanics unable to enroll. WASHINGTON In the popular media, the face of the person whom Colorado health officials want to sign up for health insurance is young and white. But under the radar, that person is Hispanic.
Since Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a state-based health exchange into law in June 2011, state officials and interest groups have organized a campaign to enroll Latinos in health plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. They have released plans, conducted polls, put out ads, and test-marketed their efforts.
Members of the uninsured group are more likely to speak a language other than English at home compared to the insured group, and the language usually is Spanish, the Colorado Health Institute concluded in a November 2013 report.
Although the outreach of state officials and nonprofits has not made headlines, it has won the respect of close observers. Gabriel Sanchez, an associate professor of political science at the University of New Mexico, praised the work of Adelante con la Salud, a non profit that has commissioned surveys of the attitudes of Colorado Latinos to Obamacare.
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Duh, they’re here illegally and getting health care for free at the ER. Not going to sign up and provide a bunch of personal info they don’t want the govt. to know or that is false.
And nobody be fooled, not 11M illegals in the U.S., closer to 25M. That’s 20%+ of the population of Mexico, nearly more than 1/3 of working age males. We’re already flooded; with amnesty it will be a 60M+ tidal wave that will wreck the country for good.
Hispanics? Whites and Asians and probably even a plurality of Blacks and Indians don’t want this piece of crap Death Panel Law.
Many have probably never heard of the program.
Maybe they prefer these. Alternate medicine. Curanderos and Brujos.
“In the popular media, the face of the person whom Colorado health officials want to sign up for health insurance is young and white. But under the radar, that person is Hispanic.”
Hardly “under the radar”; when they refer to signing up young people, who do you think they were referring to? The diminishing number of young whites, or the mass of young Hispanics that replaced the rest of the last generation of Americans?