Monday, June 17, 2024

Health Services Available for Latinos to get covered

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With the Latino community being the largest uninsured group of all minorities in the United States, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is assigned to take care of this issue quickly.  According to a study conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, some Latinos will remain uninsured by 2019, which brings up the question of what must be done for Latinos to get covered.

“Latinos are a disproportionately high uninsured population, and three quarters of them are concentrated in California, Texas and Florida,” said J. Mario Molina, MD, President and CEO of Molina Healthcare.

The Affordable Care Act allows low-income families to benefit from Medicaid by giving them the option to enroll, an option valuable to Latinos in states that have selected to expand the government funded program. Molina Healthcare is a company that takes advantages of these types of programs to assist over 5 million low-income or disabled individuals and families.

“Many people are eligible for both programs but have not enrolled –as Medicaid requires an active enrollment. Molina Healthcare has been selected to participate in dual eligible demonstration projects in California, Ohio and Illinois this year. We expect to include Texas next year and South Carolina down the road,” Dr. Molina said.

With the Affordable Care Act already in effect, healthcare programs and services such as Medicaid and Molina Healthcare will give Latinos families the chance to ensure health insurance sooner rather than later.