Thanks to Community Outreach, Obamacare Is Working for Diverse Groups

January 30, 2015 8:34 PM

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We are well into the second open enrollment period, and the numbers are telling: nearly 7.3 million people have enrolled in coverage in the federal health insurance marketplace. Ten million people have gained coverage since the first open enrollment period, including hundreds of thousands of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs). Thanks to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) coverage gains, the nation's uninsured rate is now at near record lows.

Much of this work has been due to the tireless efforts of community groups and enrollment assisters who are providing on-the-ground support to get eligible people enrolled. As a strong supporter of the ACA, my organization banded together with other dedicated national groups and over 70 community or...

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