Today, Citizen Action's Wisconsin Nuevo campaign released new data showing Latino enrollment at Healthcare.gov for all counties across the state. Ranking counties in order of which has the highest percent of Latinos enrolled through the health insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov.
Citizen Action's Dr Robert Kraig and Luz Sosa were joined by Covering Wisconsin's Caroline Gomez-Tom to both reveal enrollment at the local level by the fastest growing constituency in Wisconsin as well as share where Latinos can get enrollment assistance in the last few weeks of open enrollment (ending on January 31st).
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The major takeaways:
- Counties have seen between 0%-44% reductions in uninsured Latinos eligible for coverage at Healthcare.gov in the first two years of the Affordable Care Act
- The most recent statewide enrollment figures show that as of December 26th, 2015, 8,675 enrollees have self-reported as Latinos.
- While the Latino community is the 2nd largest ethnicity in Wisconsin and the fastest growing constituency in the state, they have historically had lower enrollment than other communities such as the African American community.
While there have been substantial reductions in the numbers of uninsured, this ranking shows that there is much more to do to ensure that everyone has access to truly quality affordable coverage. Advocates and institutions should work to make sure that all communities get signed up during open enrollment.