Advocates Target Latinos in ACA Enrollment Outreach

Though they make up roughly a third of the state’s population, Latinos account for nearly two-thirds of the more than 6 million Texans without health insurance. As a result, proponents of the Affordable Care Act in Texas are specifically targeting Latinos in their efforts to enroll people in a federal insurance marketplace aimed at helping the uninsured find coverage.

But in the 13 days since the marketplace opened, health care advocates across the state have encountered common obstacles getting Latinos registered, including limited access to computers and a lack of email addresses. Advocates are developing community-based strategies to overcome these ...

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