Indian-Americans also face particularly high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and even prostate, breast, and lung cancer. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important to the Indian-American community. It will help those without health insurance get affordable coverage and provides new benefits and protections...
More than 4 million Americans have already enrolled in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. There is no doubt that the Health Insurance Marketplace is working well. Millions of consumers, including thousands of Indian Americans, many for the very first time, are now enjoying the peace of mind that comes with new health coverage.
Ms. Patel* from Phoenix, Arizona, is one of them. She had previously been denied private health insurance because she had a pre-existing health condition. When she fell and had to go to the hospital for care, she ended up with a bill of over $1000. After the Affordable Care Act went into effect, she went to Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA) to get help from a certified navigator to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. With APCA’s in-person and assistance available in Hindi, she learned that she now qualified for health insurance through the expansion of Medicaid. Now she has peace of mind and a renewed hope for the future.
HealthCare.gov is working smoothly, so visit the website to sign up for affordable healthcare. Across the country, six out of 10 uninsured Americans can get covered for $100 per month or even less.
If you or someone you care about is uninsured, it’s not too late to sign up for quality, affordable coverage – but you’ll want to act today and before March 31. If you don’t enroll by March 31, you can’t enroll again until November 2014. Visit HealthCare.gov today to learn more. Sign up today online at HealthCare.gov; over the phone with help available in 150 languages at the 24/7 call center at 1-800-318-2596; or directly through an issuer, agent, or broker. You can also find in-person assistance in your community at localhelp.healthcare.gov. *Name changed by request. Statistics and consumer stories provided by the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Kiran Ahuja is Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Gautam Raghavan is Advisor for the White House Office of Public Engagement.