Spanish-Language Obamacare Exchange Will Work by Month’s End [Report]


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quote: “There’s reports today that the Spanish-language websites are not up, and it’s unclear as to when they will come up.”
their: National Journal’s
their_title: Spanish Obamacare Website Will Accept Enrollments by End of the Month
their_copy: The Spanish-language federal health insurance exchange website will accept applications for health insurance by the end of the month, according to a spokesperson at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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our_copy: If the government’s deadline holds, this would be welcome news for Spanish-dominant Americans who are looking to get insured.

White House officials previously provided no set date for making CuidadoDeSalud.Gov fully functional. The enrollment feature on the Spanish-language site was supposed to launch in mid-October. But glitches with the English-language site caused a delay.

The Obama administration has encouraged Spanish-speakers to enroll in plans over the phone or in person. But it is much harder for people to price shop and compare insurance plans without the online insurance exchanges functioning properly.

The federal government projects 10.2 million uninsured Latinos will be able to obtain insurance under Obamacare. And two in five Latino adults are Spanish dominant, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

Jordan Fabian is Fusion’s politics editor, writing about campaigns, Congress, immigration, and more. When he’s not working, you can find him at the ice rink or at home with his wife, Melissa.

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