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Webinar on Persistent Barriers for Latino Enrollment in ACA programs

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Latinos make up the largest percentage of uninsured persons in the nation and yet during the first open enrollment period in the Marketplace, Latinos enrolled in much fewer numbers than anticipated. Thoughts about the challenges and barriers facing Latinos for enrollment were shared during recent community discussions in Texas, Florida and California—three states where there are a large number of uninsured Latinos. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the persistent barriers facing Latinos in enrolling in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This webinar is for community based organizations, government agencies, peer navigators, and private foundations; and is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


To inform communities and organizations interested in outreach and enrollment about persistent barriers for Latinos to enroll in health coverage through the ACA and Medicaid, as identified through recent community discussions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify the barriers that Latinos experienced during the first open enrollment period.
  2. To understand the needs of the Latino population in order to make informed decisions about enrollment strategies and processes.
  3. To examine what your organization can do to help overcome barriers in outreach and enrollment.


Charlotte Roybal and Fred Sandoval

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