Better Outreach Critical to ACA Enrollment, Particularly for Latinos

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<p>Despite the significant drop in uninsured rates over the last two years, more than 30 million Americans remain without coverage. In a new blog post, Harvard University’s Adrian Garcia Mosqueira and Benjamin Sommers point out one obstacle to higher enrollment is a lack of awareness of coverage options among uninsured individuals.</p><p>In a Commonwealth Fund-supported survey of low-income residents in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas, the authors found that awareness of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage options is lowest among Latinos, compared with white, black, and other respondents. They also found that low-income Latinos are more likely than members of other groups to receive application assistance and help from marketplace navigators, suggesting that state regulations designed to impede such assistance are likely to be particularly harmful to minority groups. </p> Read the post