California’s Obamacare Failing to Reach Intended Target – Latinos

Over the past four months, we’ve heard report after report revealing more and more of the failures of Obamacare.  Perhaps the largest failure of it was providing affordable healthcare for the millions of uninsured Americans.

Four years ago, Rep Nancy Pelosi was carrying on that every American will have health insurance under Obamacare because it will be so affordable.  She told us that the whole purpose of Obamacare was to insure the uninsured so that no one would be lacking the benefits of having insurance to cover their medical needs.

Earlier this month, I wrote how, if this was the main purpose of Obamacare, that the monstrous law is a complete and utter failure.  In fact, figures indicate that more Americans are now uninsured due to Obamacare than the number of uninsured that have enrolled.

In California, the main target group is the uninsured Hispanic community.  Considering that the Hispanic population of California is surpassing any other ethnic group in numbers, it’s understandable as to why the state is targeting them for affordable healthcare.

California’s state healthcare program is called Covered California.  As of January 15, only about 600,000 people have enrolled in Covered California.  That’s barely a drop in the bucket compared to the 38 million residents in the state.

Out of the 600,000 successful enrollees, only 20% of them identify themselves as Latino on their application.  This indicates that Covered California is failing to reach their intended target just as the national Obamacare is failing to reach their targets of the unemployed along with the young and healthy.

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, a former board member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons told OneNewsNow:

“The cost is an issue that is the elephant in the room.  It’s the government deciding what should be included in the package of insurance. People are going to look at this and say, I don’t need all those services that are required to be covered.”

Other reasons being used for the poor Latino enrollment include the long wait times, difficulties encountered during the process, the state didn’t provide applications in Spanish until earlier this month and the lack of Spanish speaking enrollment counselors in the field.

And just like the national Obamacare, if California is not able to increase Latino enrollment, they will not be able to come close to their projected goal of enrollees.  But, then most states are failing miserably in meeting their goals.  A month ago, 45 states had not even made it to 10% of their project goals, numbers far lower than the Obama administration was counting.

So what are the successes of Obamacare?

  • Obamacare is not reaching the uninsured, Latinos, the young and healthy.
  • Millions more Americans are uninsured than before Obamacare took effect.
  • It’s causing rates to skyrocket.
  • Millions of Americans are losing their jobs or having their hours cut due to Obamacare.
  • Millions of other Americans are losing their employer provided healthcare benefits.
  • Thousands of private practice physicians have closed their practices because of Obamacare.