Monday 23rd October 2017,

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Kaiser Health News: Barriers Remain for AAPIs to Get Health Insurance

posted by Randall

Chinatown Health CareA report released from Action for Health Justice found language, cultural issues and immigration concerns remain major barriers for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders to get health insurance, reports Kaiser Health News.

The Health Justice report blamed poor translations of health law guides, limited language options on healthcare.gov and inadequate training for those assisting in the enrollment process.

“Even with some of the advocacy efforts, both on the national level and also in the state-based marketplaces, I think some of the challenges will remain the same,” said Priscilla Huang, senior director of impact at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum.

The Action for Health Justice report comes less than two months before this year’s open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act which begins November 15.

Previous reports indicated that the enrollment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders into the government’s insurance program was high, but a closer look at the data found some major disparities.

You can read about that in Kaiser Health News.

 

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