In California, Latinos Are Focus Of Effort To Raise Awareness About The Health Law
Meanwhile, anti-health law forces are aggressively campaigning to urge young people not to sign up for insurance. And Grover Norquist is pressing for a one-year delay of Obamacare.
Los Angeles Times: Latinos Are Focus Of Grass-Roots Outreach On Affordable Care Act
Standing just inside a busy Baldwin Park supermarket that caters to Latinos, Moises Herreros smiles as he flags down shoppers. "Do you have insurance? Do you have any questions about Obamacare?" Many stop to chat in Spanish. They've heard of the health law but don't know how it works. In a state where Latinos make up 60% of those without medical insurance, that lack of awareness is a pivotal challenge facing health officials charged with rapidly educating millions of residents and enrolling them in coverage (Gorman, 8/7).
Related, earlier KHN story: Latino Enrollment Key To Success Of Health Law Marketplaces (Gold, 6/25)
NPR: Obamacare Foes Make Final Push To Stop Health Law's Implementation
Probably the most aggressive effort is coming from FreedomWorks, a conservative advocacy group. It's urging people, particularly young people, not to sign up for health insurance. "They can skip the exchange, pay the fine, and in doing that, do what's best for them financially, and we hope help hasten the collapse of Obamacare," said Dean Clancy, the group's Vice President for Policy (Rovner, 8/8).
Politico: Grover Norquist, Coalition Want Obamacare Delay
Members of the Obamacare Repeal Coalition — including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist — sent a letter appealing to congressional Republican leaders to demand a one-year delay on all 2014 provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as a bare minimum to a final deal (Edwards, 8/8).