Thursday, March 6, 2014

Reaching out to the Latino population

As shared earlier today via email, President Obama held a live Latino town hall this morning. Glad to see this as it is very timely. Especially given that there has been limited outreach to them so far.  Hope it has an impact.  I suspect there will be quite a bit of coverage of this event.  I certainly did as much as I could to spread the word on this event.  I only learned of it at 9 a.m. this morning. 

Watched the show. Understand some folks had problems.  A key point made is that information obtained re undocumented immigrants will not be shared with immigration authorities.'s website is working for most Spanish speakers. Not so in Maryland, not up yet.

Here are two articles on the show

Obama Urges Latinos To Sign Up For Insurance Now, Warns Against Logjams, reports:

WaPo: Obama placed on defensive in appearance before Latino groups

This article by the Post overstates in my opinion what went on in the show.  While there was a brief exchange on deportation, most of the show discussed the advantages of healthcare for Latinos and other aspects of enrolling.  

Insurers Take The Lead To Reach Florida Latinos

Groups, Insurers, Officials Mobilize For Health Law Enrollment Push

Obamacare’s under-the-radar sales push

HHS Doesn't Know How Many Uninsured Are Signing Up for Obamacare

Hillary Clinton: Obamacare too important to turn back

Brief Examines Key Issues Raised by Supreme Court Cases on ACA’s Contraceptive Coverage

o   FIFTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)  …

This is a very useful list.   

Health insurance marketplaces signing up few uninsured Americans, surveys say

In Health Care, Choice Is Overrated

New Health Affairs Policy Brief: Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending

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