Latino Enrollment Is Obamacare Priority
Officials are using a bevy of new methods to try to entice this traditionally hard-to-reach group to purchase health insurance. In the meantime, one Florida zip code leads the nation in enrollment.
Efforts Intensify To Sign Up Hispanics For Health Care
With the enrollment deadline looming, the Obama administration and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to sign up millions of Hispanics for health coverage through online exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Activists in states with high Latino populations are using various strategies to recruit a traditionally hard-to-reach group that already faces barriers to health care. The activists have been especially aggressive in Texas and Florida, which declined to expand Medicaid under the 2010 health care law. (King, 1/22)
The Miami Herald:
One Florida ZIP Code Leads The Nation In Obamacare Enrollment
In one Hialeah ZIP Code, where signs selling “Obamacare” are plastered across storefronts and cover freeway billboards, more people have selected a plan on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange than in any spot in the country, according to the data release by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. Despite the political rancor associated with the healthcare reform law, residents of Hialeah signed up in record numbers for coverage in 2015. (Herrera, Nehamas and Chang, 1/22)