Monday, September 30, 2013

Community groups helping Immigrants understand health care reform

Community groups are helping everyone understand the new health law and specific groups are helping immigrants, who certainly need more help.    - - Donna Poisl

By Kevin G. Andrade, O Jornal

Many immigrant advocate groups are most concerned with how well-informed the immigrant communities are in regarding  the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and how well-covered, in terms of health insurance, these groups are.

“Statistics show that Latinos and Hispanics have a higher rate of uninsured individuals,” said Bruce Morell, executive director of People Acting in Community Endeavors, a community action agency in New Bedford. “It’s not as high in the Portuguese community, but it’s still higher than when compared to the population as a whole.”

Health care exchanges, through which people will be able to buy coverage plans subsidized by the state and federal governments, will begin open enrollment on Tuesday. Massachusetts has had universal health care since 2006 and already has an exchange in the form of the Commonwealth Health Connector.
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