New Report: What the Health Law Means for the Latino Community

U.S. Health and Human Services released an issue brief on its blog yesterday. In the posting Leon Rodriguez, HHS director, Office for Civil Rights writes:

Just two years after it was passed, the health care law has already improved health outcomes and increased access to care for Latinos by:

  • Extending coverage to an estimated 736,000 Latino young adults under a provision that allows them to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26,
  • Expanding access to preventive services with no-cost sharing to an estimated 6.1 million Latino Americans with private insurance, and
  • Requiring most health insurance plans to cover prevention and wellness services like cancer screenings, flu shots , and pap smears and mammograms for women, with no cost-sharing.

And those benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. To read Mr. Rodriguez’s full post go here, and the full issue brief can be found here.

About alicestraight

Communications Officer Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
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