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Language a major barrier to health exchange enrollment for Latinos

Health Overhaul Spanish Enrollment

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This screenshot made Nov. 26, 2013, shows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' web page for the Spanish language version HealthCare.gov.

Latinos haven't had an easy time signing up for healthcare, and a quick visit to the Spanish-language version of the Affordable Care Act website might explain why.

The website, CuidadodeSalud.gov, has been plagued with problems since its launch in December. Spanish speakers say it's almost unintelligible, filled with poor translations and links leading them to English pages. That's led to enrollments that fall short of expectations.

For more we're joined by Gabriel Sanchez, professor of political science at the University of New Mexico and research director for the polling firm Latino Decisions.
 


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