As many as 1 in 4 uninsured individuals who are eligible for coverage through the Health Care Marketplace nationwide are Latino. Others may benefit from expanded coverage of Medicaid in states that opted to do so. Uninsured Latinos living with HIV could be among those who make the greatest gains in coverage from the ACA.
Among the features offered on the Tú & El Obamacare portal are:
- A “Find Your Story” feature that explains how someone with HIV may be affected by the ACA based on their current insurance situation;
- A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section that provides answers to more than fifty questions about the ACA as it affects people living with HIV, such as “Can I be denied health insurance because I have HIV?” and “If I receive services from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program or AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), do I still need insurance?”;
- A guide to the essential health benefits provided under the ACA with detail about relevance to people with HIV;
- A downloadable worksheet to help people applying for coverage gather relevant information necessary to enroll and make plan choices that best suit their HIV care needs.
For more information about the Obamacare & You in Spanish, visit: http://greaterthan.org/es/campaign/obamacare/.
How are you using the web and social media to support consumer knowledge of insurance options under the Affordable Care Act as we approach the March 31 enrollment deadline? You can also tell us below about how you are using the Obamacare & You sites (English or Spanish).
Tina Hoff is the Senior Vice President and Director of Health Communication and Media Partnerships Program at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Caroline Herter Jackson is the Senior Program Officer of Health Communications and Media Partnerships at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Jen Kates, PhD, is the Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. This article was originally published on aids.gov.