Over half of the estimated 50 million uninsured individuals in the United States are racial and ethnic minorities who continue to lag behind in many health indicators, including access to quality care. Almost one in three Latinos, an estimated of 15 million people, are uninsured, yet Latinos suffer from certain illnesses at higher levels than white Americans.
Signed into law by President Obama, the Affordable Care Act will remove obstacles to care that many Latinos have historically faced and ensure that they will have better access to stable, affordable health insurance and high quality health care suited to their needs. Latinos, like all Americans, will have better protection from the worst insurance company abuses, more affordable health care, a stronger Medicare program, and better options for coverage.
For LCLAA, the health and well-being of our community is a priority. That is why we support the Affordable Care Act and encourage all who qualify to enroll in this program.
REMINDER: The open enrollment for this year closes on March 31, 2014. To enroll, click here.
ACTION ALERT: One in four young adults in the United States is uninsured. Join LCLAA this February 15th for National Youth Enrollment Day and encourage members of your community to enroll in affordable, quality healthcare. Click here