Thursday, March 15. 2012
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that since the initiation of the Affordable Care Act, approximately 1.3 million minorities have been able to receive health insurance.
The data was compiled in the National Health Interview Survey and the Current Population Survey, according to the report. Overall, close to 736,000 Latinos gained healthcare coverage, while approximately 410,000 African Americans, 97,000 Asian Americans and 29,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives received coverage. One of the biggest reasons for the jump was the ability for people under the age of 27 to receive care under their parents' plans.
"As a result of the Affordable Care Act, we are making strides in giving every American regardless of race or ethnicity a fair shot at quality, affordable health coverage," said Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of HHS. "Because of the law, more and more young adults can breathe a little easier knowing they have health coverage."
Those who are still uneasy about healthcare reform may benefit from locking in a rate now. There are many affordable health insurance rates available online, and it may be a good idea to compare health insurance quotes sooner rather than later.
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