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.