Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Newly Released Calculator and Fact Sheets Explain Obamacare in Spanish


WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Kaiser Family Foundation today launched a new Spanish-language consumer resource center to explain how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may impact individuals and families throughout the United States.

The center features a new Spanish-language subsidy calculator, which allows consumers to estimate health insurance premiums and tax credits within the ACA marketplaces according to their zip code, income, family size, age and tobacco use. Organizations and individuals are welcome to embed the calculator on their websites for free.

Also featured on the new consumer resources center are Spanish versions of the Foundation's "Obamacare and You" fact sheets: "Obamacare y Usted." These short explanations provide an overview of what the health law means for people who are uninsured, have a pre-existing condition, buy insurance on their own, obtain coverage through an employer, qualify for Medicaid, have Medicare, or are women. The Spanish-language consumer resources page also features the Foundation's newest animated video, "Los YouToons Se Preparan Para Obamacare," which can be embedded or downloaded for free.

The Spanish-language resource center can be found at http://www.kff.org/cuidado-de-salud-recursos-para-los-consumidores/. All of the Foundation's Spanish-language materials can also be found on the Foundation's website in English.

SOURCE  Kaiser Family Foundation

Contact: Amanda Keammerer, (202) 347-5270, AKeammerer@kff.org, Victoria Chao, (650) 854-9400, VChao@kff.org

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