Skip to comments.Obamacare: Asian-Americans sign up in droves; Latinos disproportionately stay away
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.
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Just great. Welcome to America. Here's your free stuff.
Is Obamacare Free? The premiums I have seen are pretty hefty.
For the subsidized folks it is.
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.
Asians are subsidized in large percentages?! That’s a new one on me.
Latinos are losing the numbers race to OTMs.
You’re either Asian or American, not Asian-American.
My wife is Asian. My sons are all American, however.
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
“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.
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.
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.
So, why aren’t the Mexicans signing up?
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".
No, legal immigrants some bought their way in.
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.
Afraid of themselves or relatives being deported. They talk about it all the time.
Afraid of penalties, scared that this means breaking law etc. Herd mentality.
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.
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.
I would call her an American of Asian descent:-) Anyway I sure as hell ain’t no German-American!
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