Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Healthcare.Gov. No Espanol
It isn’t just the English-language federal website that is weighing on the success of the health law. Consumers still can’t enroll for insurance on CuidadoDeSalud.gov, the U.S. government’s Spanish language website.
Amy Schatz, “Spanish-Language Health Site Delayed, “ Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2013
Oh well, another day, another delay. But what the heck. The delay only postpones decision-making enrollments of 53 million Hispanics. What the heck. Hispanics are only 16% of the U.S. population. What the heck. Hispanics are, by far, the fastest growing minority group and a crucial constituent of the Democratic Party’s base. What the heck. The Hispanics are the most likely to be uninsured, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. What the heck. Administration officials estimate 10.2 million of the 53 million could qualify for coverage under the health law. But what the heck. Spanish-speaking citizens can always call Spanish-speaking call center employees with the assistance of Spanish-speaking assisters. If you’re strictly Spanish-speaking, you can always enroll elsewhere, even if no healthsite Espanol.
Tweet: The Spanish healthcare.gov website, CuidadpDeSalud.gov has been delayed until the U.S. government can fix healthcare.gov.