The Hispanic population makes up one of the largest uninsured populations in the country – a rate of 30.1 percent compared to 11.1 percent for non-Hispanic whites – many of whom are primarily Spanish speakers. These families are not informed with all of the resources and information about the health care law that is needed in our healthcare system.
AARP announced a new effort focused in Hispanic communities to increase education and knowledge about the Affordable Care Act and to prepare families for the opening of health exchanges in the fall. AARP has recognized that Hispanics need more guidance in obtaining insurance and they are on a mission to train and educate them so that they are not left vulnerable.
“We encourage everyone to take the time to find out what the health care law means for them. People have a lot of questions about the law and we believe AARP can help answer those questions and let people know about the many benefits available to them,” concluded Andres Castillo, AARP senior advisor for Hispanic education and outreach. Part of the reason why these families may not have insurance is because they do not understand the importance of being insured. Explaining to these Hispanic families what is available to them can make all of the difference.
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