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January 23, 2014
Hispanos in California: 'Yo no quiero ObamaCare'
The "train wreck" known as Obama Care faces another hurdle, or Latinos are staying away. The LA Times reports that enrollment is down: "Supporters of the healthcare law say those broader service issues are hampering enrollment among Latinos, who are expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of President Obama's signature law. An estimated 1.2 million, or 46%, of the 2.6 million Californians eligible for federal premium subsidies are Latino. But Covered California said only 20% of enrollees through the end of December described themselves as Latino on their application. "Latino enrollment is still falling short given how big a share of the uninsured they are in California," said Larry Levitt, senior vice president at the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation." My guess is that there are two factors behind these disappointing enrollments. First, it is expensive, especially to many Latinos who did not have insurance in the first place; and ...(Read Full Post)