Latinos Continue to Take Advantage of Open Enrollment


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The current phase of Open Enrollment is underway for those looking to obtain healthcare coverage, and so far, over 1.6 million people have taken advantage of the options at the Healthcare Marketplace. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than 4 million Latino adults who were previously uninsured now have health coverage.

The ACA has also reduced the number of uninsured Latinos by more than 25%, from 41.8% to 30.5%. In 2014, an estimated 8 in 10 uninsured Latinos qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), or lower costs on monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

“With plans available for less than $75 per month in premiums, 2.1 million Americans have already selected coverage through, more than had signed up at this time last year,” said Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

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To date, 17 million Latinos with private health insurance now have access to preventative medical services, including mammograms, flu shots, and cervical cancer screenings with no co-pay or deductible. Also, over 900,000 young Latinos – those between the ages of 19 and 26 – who would have been uninsured now have coverage under their parents’ plans.

“I hear from people across the country just how much coverage matters to them, so I continue to encourage all Americans who need health insurance for 2017 to visit and check out their options,” Secretary Burwell said. “Consumers should be sure to enroll by December 15 for coverage that starts January 1.”

There are still close to 3 million uninsured Latinos that qualify for coverage through the Marketplace.

Read more about the upcoming Open Enrollment deadline here.

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