Effective Outreach is Crucial for Getting Latinos Covered

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NCLR held a briefing today to address the opportunities and challenges that Latinos face nationwide in enrolling in or renewing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our experts reported that bilingual materials, the availability of knowledgeable navigators and extensive community outreach to answer questions about deadlines, eligibility and financial help would improve Latino participation. The second ACA open enrollment begins Nov. 15, 2014 and ends Feb. 15, 2015. Information and enrollment applications are available at www.HealthCare.gov and www.CuidadoDeSalud.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596.

Below are highlights from the event:

NCLR’s Senior Vice President for Programs, Delia Pompa, delivered opening remarks.

Panelists for the press briefing included:  Sinsi Hernández-Cansio, Director of Health Equity, Families USA, Steven Lopez, Manager, Health Policy Project, and NCLR, Mayra Alvarez, CMS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

The report is also available below:

Hispanic Childrens Coverage

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