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Obamacare: Asian-Americans sign up in droves; Latinos disproportionately stay away
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/23/2014 | Tracy Seipel

Posted on 03/23/2014 9:04:40 PM PDT by artichokegrower

You've heard about the achievement gap, the wide disparity in educational performance between disadvantaged minorities and the rest of the student population.

Now comes the insurance gap, and in California it's playing out most notably in the number of Latinos and Asian-Americans signing up for private health plans under the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.

Of the nearly 700,000 people who enrolled in a health plan as of Feb. 28 through the Covered California health insurance exchange and identified their ethnicity, 23.1 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander. Twenty-two percent were Latino.

(Excerpt) Read more at santacruzsentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
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"Asian community-based organizations are extremely efficient at promoting government services."


Just great. Welcome to America. Here's your free stuff.

1 posted on 03/23/2014 9:04:40 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower
Just great. Welcome to America. Here's your free stuff.

Is Obamacare Free? The premiums I have seen are pretty hefty.

2 posted on 03/23/2014 9:09:06 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

For the subsidized folks it is.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 9:10:33 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Remember how it is. The kids come over (legally) then bring the parents in legally. The parents are not eligible for Social Security but could get Obamacare.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 9:13:06 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: artichokegrower

Asians are subsidized in large percentages?! That’s a new one on me.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:52 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: artichokegrower
23.1 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander. Twenty-two percent were Latino/

Latinos are losing the numbers race to OTMs.

6 posted on 03/23/2014 9:15:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: artichokegrower

You’re either Asian or American, not Asian-American.

My wife is Asian. My sons are all American, however.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 9:16:34 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: artichokegrower

one Asian we know signed up and discovered they would not verify the enrollment...and then they learned that all the good doctors they were used to patronizing will have nothing to do with it

ungood


8 posted on 03/23/2014 9:19:12 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: artichokegrower

“Just great. Welcome to America. Here’s your free stuff. “

In Asia you can buy books explaining how to exploit America’s government services. And I know of wealthy immigrants who are doing exactly that.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 9:20:23 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: AlmaKing
You’re either Asian or American, not Asian-American.

My wife is both Asian and American, not uncommon at all lol.

She is of Asian ancestry and American citizenship (naturalized).

We refer to this as Asian-American.

10 posted on 03/23/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Mike Darancette
The kids come over (legally) then bring the parents in legally

You're talking about Asian kids on student visas? If so that's not a legal basis to brings parents over. Also, Obamacare enrollees need at least LPR/Green Card status IIRC.

11 posted on 03/23/2014 9:27:18 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: artichokegrower

So, why aren’t the Mexicans signing up?


12 posted on 03/23/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: steve86
Also, Obamacare enrollees need at least LPR/Green Card status IIRC.

In a speech to a Hispanic audience last week, President Obama assured them that undocumented individuals and families could sign up for Obamacare. Nobody would be "checking on them".

13 posted on 03/23/2014 9:31:59 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: steve86
You're talking about Asian kids on student visas?

No, legal immigrants some bought their way in.

14 posted on 03/23/2014 9:57:49 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: okie01

That’s possible but I know that in my state, Washington, immigration status is checked for both exchange policies and Medicaid. My wife had to send a color copy of her naturalization document. I wouldn’t believe anything Obama says, myself.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 9:59:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Viennacon

Afraid of themselves or relatives being deported. They talk about it all the time.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 10:02:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86

Afraid of penalties, scared that this means breaking law etc. Herd mentality.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 10:08:11 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: steve86

Nearly 3.8 million Asian foreign born became lawful permanent residents of the United States between 2001 and 2010.

Thirty-six percent (or 3.8 million) of the 10.5 million immigrants granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., green cards) from 2001 to 2010 were born in Asia.

Just over 422,000 Asian born gained lawful permanent residence in 2010 alone, representing 40.5 percent of the 1 million immigrants granted green cards in that year. Of the Asian-born immigrants who received green cards in 2010, China (70,863), India (69,162), and the Philippines (58,173) were the top three countries of origin.

Nearly six of ten immigrants from Asia who were issued green cards in 2010 did so through family relationships, with 37.1 percent applying as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and 21.9 percent as nonimmediate relatives of U.S. citizens or certain specified relatives of legal permanent residents. About one-fifth received their green cards through employment-based sponsorship.

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In 2010, more than 250,000 immigrants from Asia became U.S. citizens through naturalization.
Among the Asian foreign born residing in the United States in 2009, 58.1 percent (or 6.2 million) were naturalized U.S. citizens, compared with 43.7 percent of the overall immigrant population of 38.5 million. In 2010, an additional 251,598 Asian born attained U.S. citizenship through naturalization.

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/asian-immigrants-united-states


18 posted on 03/23/2014 10:13:16 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: steve86

I guess I could be called Italian-American. But I have no feeling for Italy or any other country.

My wife tries to keep her culture here and raise our boys with some Asian influence. But, I just refuse her at every turn. She should have married an Asian or gone back to her country. But she married a real American. I guess she was unprepared for it.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 10:39:54 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: steve86

I would call her an American of Asian descent:-) Anyway I sure as hell ain’t no German-American!


20 posted on 03/23/2014 10:41:17 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: AlmaKing

I can’t handle much of my wife’s Indian cooking due to GERD problems. But some things, like chicken mildly spices, rice, and Naan bread I really like.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 10:42:56 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86
That’s possible but I know that in my state, Washington, immigration status is checked for both exchange policies and Medicaid.

But what if they enroll in Obamacare thru healthcare.gov?

The state wouldn't have anything to say about it, would they?

22 posted on 03/23/2014 10:55:14 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

There are subsidies even for middle class yes? Even if the govt. chips in 5 bucks its a subsidy. Not judging it just stating a computer will spit out two columns in this case. One with nothing back from the govt and one with anything back regardless of percentage. A person or family getting back 2% would be the same as one getting back 82%.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 12:02:09 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Pelham
In Asia you can buy books explaining how to exploit America’s government services.

Lesko's works have been translated into English as well:


24 posted on 03/24/2014 12:36:49 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: AlmaKing
If you're a citizen of the USA, you're an American. This country was founded as a melting pot of all nationalities, and where your ancestors were born should only be of concern to you and your family. In this country, citizens are known as Americans. Separatists who don't want to assimilate with the rest of this country, like African Americans, who refuse to refer to themselves as Americans, but instead must remind you that they are AFRICAN Americans, are an example of folks who buck the system ‘cause THEY want to. When my grandparents emigrated to this country in 1896 and 1899, they couldn't’ wait to become citizens of the USA. My grandfather readily learned English, as did all the other emigrants coming into this country, because they wanted to be Americanized, and they were proud to go to school to learn English, or from their children who first learned the English language at school. Thanks to socialist obozo, who hates all that America stands for, has destroyed that pride, and divided this country. we must get rid of this guy and his ilk, and return this country for which it stands, one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for us. No one and no country is perfect, but I love this country, warts and all. May God bless America.
25 posted on 03/24/2014 12:55:48 AM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme

Correct that to read, with liberty and justice for ALL.


26 posted on 03/24/2014 12:59:52 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Rodamala

Lesko. I wonder if that goofball is still around.


27 posted on 03/24/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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