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Latinos remain wary of Obamacare as deadline looms
Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours ago | By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle

LOS ANGELES, Calif — Ruben Acosta, a 53-year-old security guard and legal immigrant from Mexico, shoved his fears aside and made a visit to a school administration building in Compton on a Wednesday last week because he wanted health insurance.

“A lot of Latino people don’t come because they’re afraid,” said Acosta, who brought his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, a U.S. citizen, to the Covered California enrollment event at the Compton Unified School District. There, people working for the California health care exchange established by the Affordable Care Act sought to enroll members of the demographic group with the lowest rate of insurance coverage in America into the program the president they helped elect said would benefit them.

It’s been a bit of a challenge. The enrollment of Latinos under Obamacare is turning out to be much harder than anyone expected. The president’s oversight of a massive ramp up in the deportation of undocumented immigrants — nearly 2 million of whom have been expelled during his five years in office — has led critics to dub him the “deporter in chief.” It has also created an environment of fear and suspicion in Latino communities that’s undermining willingness to enroll in Obamacare. Traumatized by watching families ripped apart and disappointed that promised immigration reforms have remained stubbornly out of reach, families of mixed legal standing now worry that seeking insurance could lead to the arrest and deportation of loved ones or loss of U.S.-citizen children, rather than increased economic security and better health.

“Obama promised that [applicants’ immigration status] information won’t be shared, but he also promised he’d pass immigration reform,” Acosta said, raising his eyebrows as he relayed reasons to be wary of government promises.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; aliens; amnesty; deathpanels; hispanics; latinos; obamacare; obamacareenrollment; uninsured; zerocare
Immigration status? Ah, where to begin.

If you think this country hasn't been sold down the river by Democrats and Republicans alike, look again.

1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

All in the name of cheap labor and a vote.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 6:15:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: F15Eagle
A lot of Latino people don’t come because they’re afraid,” said Acosta

That line, in one form or another, is in every MSM story about Latinos. According to the Libs in the MSM, Latinos must be the most terrified group in the country. They are scared of everything for fear that the government is going to lock them up simply for being Latino. Its silly but I guess portraying Latinos this way is good for the Liberal cause.

3 posted on 03/28/2014 6:16:14 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Vaduz

Yep. And remember all who tried to sell us on the nonsense it would go conservative. And then they went 75% Democrat.

As if that made illegal immigration better, a complete insult to legal immigrants and American workers.


4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:17:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Illegals should be afraid and we should capitalize on that. This WH/administration is full of liars who put out nothing but lies. There is ZERO trust in King Obama. Latinos are not stupid!


5 posted on 03/28/2014 6:17:48 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: F15Eagle

Even if Ruben & his family weren’t reported/deported,who’s to say he could afford the coverage anyway?


6 posted on 03/28/2014 6:17:50 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yahoo! is definitely a liberal rag. I thought the article showed a bit how the DNC’s plans still backfire.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 6:18:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: oldtech

Well, you know, those $6,000+ deductibles.......


8 posted on 03/28/2014 6:18:52 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Obama promised ____ and did the opposite. Who could have known? Only the LIV voters and the LSM....


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: austinaero

~~~This WH/administration is full of liars who put out nothing but lies~~~

Yep. Daily.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:19:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MulberryDraw

Idiots believe his lies.

It’s amazing. Well, maybe not.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 6:20:17 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

> A lot of Latino people don’t come because they’re afraid,” said Acosta
That line, in one form or another, is in every MSM story about Latinos. According to the Libs in the MSM, Latinos must be the most terrified group in the country. They are scared of everything for fear that the government is going to lock them up simply for being Latino. Its silly but I guess portraying Latinos this way is good for the Liberal cause.

And they should be. Everything Anti-Midas man, BHO, touches turns to $hit and his record on telling the truth. Well there may not be one except when he said he would fundamentally changes the U.S. Boy has he EVER kept that promise...


12 posted on 03/28/2014 6:20:40 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: F15Eagle

Now wait a minute.

One of the promises/lies of Obama was that illegal immigrants wouldn’t be in the system - that the taxpayer wouldn’t be funding illegals’ healthcare.

Why would legal “latinos” be wary of signing up?


13 posted on 03/28/2014 6:22:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: F15Eagle

oops my last sentence is kind of goofy. I need an editor. Well, you got the jist of it. :)


14 posted on 03/28/2014 6:22:35 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: F15Eagle

If you’ve noticed the massive slowdown in your Yahoo email lately I’m sure the Bluffdale facility might be your answer. I’m dumping Yahoo’s products and any other lefty supporters whenever I can.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 6:24:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: oldtech
The question the DIMs/LIBs pose is can YOU afford HIS coverage.
16 posted on 03/28/2014 6:24:52 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: F15Eagle

Let’s guess that there are 5 familes living in a house. One family is legal. That’s why they are afraid.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 6:25:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MrB

Obviously, there must be links to illegal, undocumented stuff.

Which, of course, is ironic (*cough*).


18 posted on 03/28/2014 6:25:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jsanders2001

Yeah, it’s getting bad.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sacajaweau

I think you nailed it.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 6:26:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle
Anyone motivated to act before the deadline because of the deadline is a bona-fide, genuine coward and the antithesis of a patriot.

Just sayin’...

21 posted on 03/28/2014 6:32:32 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: F15Eagle

I keep hearing about this huge increase but it’s actually a matter of how and who you count. I did read somewhere that unlike the Bush administration, the Obama administration is counting every single person turned back at the border instead of just the people who are already here and in Kansas or Michigan.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 6:34:19 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: F15Eagle

He’s afraid because he’s likely abetting and harboring an illegal alien relative he wants to pawn off on us as an entitled covered person, that’s why.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 6:45:07 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

You’re probably not incorrect.

Maybe they can Photoshop a birth certificate and “post it online” (*cough*).


24 posted on 03/28/2014 6:46:24 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jsanders2001

In the case of “Latinos” where it is used in context with “being afraid” it is really just liberal code for “illegal aliens” - either the afraidee, or the people/relatives they are harboring.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 6:48:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: F15Eagle
nearly 2 million of whom have been expelled during his five years in office...

Little do they know, that is only on paper, and the opposite is true.

26 posted on 03/28/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: F15Eagle

They want to hide the illegal issue, and to simultaneously generate the impression that most of America is racist against what they call “latinos”. Meaning it is Republicans who are racist because they don’t like ObamaCare. See the Squirrel!


27 posted on 03/28/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: F15Eagle

An illegal would be a fool to want amnesty. Get on the radar of govt, pay taxes, give up all the welfare. I think I will move to a sanctuary city and learn Spanish.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 8:56:54 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

Might not be a bad idea.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 8:58:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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