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Tuesday, 11-Mar-2014 15:40 Email | Share | Bookmark
Health Law Cited As Us Uninsured Rate Drops

With the highest uninsured rate of any racial or ethnic group, Latinos were expected to be major beneficiaries of the new health care law. They are a relatively young population and many are on the lower rungs of the middle class, in jobs that don't come with health insurance. They've also gone big for Obama in his two presidential campaigns. But the administration's outreach effort to Hispanics stumbled from the start. The Spanish-language enrollment website,, was delayed due to technical problems. Its name sounds like a clunky translation from English: "Care of Health." The feds also translated "Affordable Care Act" as "Law for Care of Health at Low Price" which doesn't sound too appealing. Watching Washington: Wrangling over health care Play video A spot check of the Spanish site on Monday showed parts of it still use a mix of Spanish and English to convey information on such basics as insurance copays, risking confusion. <br>

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