Skip to comments.Obama highlights benefits of ObamaCare for Latinos
Posted on 09/08/2010 1:01:06 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
White House highlights healthcare reform benefits for Latinos By Julian Pecquet - 09/08/10 10:18 AM ET
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced the launch of the Spanish-language version of its HealthCare.gov insurance portal in an effort to tout the law's benefits for Latinos a key Democratic constituency.
The launch of www.CuidadoDeSalud.gov by the Department of Health and Human Services was accompanied by an op-ed from President Obama in which he called the reform law a "crucial turning point for healthcare in the Latino community."
The White House has come under criticism from some Latino advocates for failing to move forward on immigration reform while supporting a health reform provision that bars illegal immigrants from buying health insurance with their own money in the new exchanges.
"For too long our healthcare system has failed too many Americans, with Latinos among those most affected," Obama wrote in an English-language version of the op-ed. "Nearly one-third of all Latinos are uninsured the highest of any racial or ethnic group. Latinos have persistently had trouble accessing basic healthcare, while suffering higher rates of obesity and chronic illnesses like heart disease ... But the passage of the new healthcare law the Affordable Care Act marks a crucial turning point for healthcare in the Latino community by targeting the very issues that are preventing them from achieving better health, and extending care to millions of Americans."
Obama goes on to reiterate how the law transforms the insurance industry, but also highlights some elements of the law that are of particular interest to Latinos. These include support for community health centers that serve low-income populations, new training requirements for doctors and nurses and loan and scholarship programs to encourage doctors and nurses to practice in underserved communities.
The op-ed ran Wednesday in several Spanish-language newspapers, including New York's El Diario La Prensa and La Opinion in Los Angeles.
“One of your many benefits are that crackers will be paying for everything”!
It is estimated that every two years, there are another 500,000 Latino voters added to the [voting] rolls.[snip-
Of course they did. Where are the benefits for the white, English-speaking majority voter base?
Working until you are 75 or 78 will keep your mind sharp and your body strong.
translate to; I lose my employer provided health care so illegals et al can have tax payer supported health care. Spread the wealth!!!!
“For too long our healthcare system has failed too many Americans, with Latinos among those most affected,”
Yeah like encourage and supporting the murder of millions of babies before they are even born.
The main “benefit” is, they don’t have to pay their freakin’ bills! Someone else will be forced to pay them. All DemocRATS, not just “latinos”, love that!
My premiums went up 25% last month. Now I know where the extra money is going.
They’re already getting free healthcare...what’s bammer gonna do, throw in a set of steak knives?
Does this include the cost to the physical plant & transportation? The entire supply chain?
Me thinks not.
there are no words left for my utter contempt for Obama.
obama is truly a communist PPPOOOFFSSSS
Obama’s policy is the ABW giveaway. (ABW = anybody but whites).
This is more redistribution of wealth.
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