Latino groups lack money, resources for ACA enrollment

Hispanic health clinics and community organizations say they don't have enough bilingual, bicultural staff or the necessary funds for outreach efforts to handle the enrollment process for the 10 million Latinos who will be eligible for new healthcare coverage option under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey released Thursday by The National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The organization surveyed 135 Hispanic health clinics and community organizations in 23 states about challenges and barriers to enrollment. "Latinos are one of the youngest and fastest-growing populations in the United States, so their participation in the health exchanges and Medicaid expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act is critical to national efforts to expand coverage to millions of Americans who are currently uninsured," said Delia Pompa, senior vice president, programs for NCLR.  Announcement

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