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Hispanic Enrollment Push Continues With Presidential Appearance


Hispanic Enrollment Push Continues With Presidential Appearance  

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, President Obama will appear in a Spanish-language, townhall-style session aimed at encouraging Latino enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The President will respond to pre-screened questions, in an event that will reportedly be broadcast by Telemundo, Univision, and ImpreMedia. This appearance is the highest-profile event in an ongoing drive to convince more Latinos to buy policies under the law, and it comes after what the White House had called "Latino Enrollment Week." 

Thus far, this sales campaign does not appear to have proved especially effective. A new poll says that one-third of all Americans have been personally hurt by the law.  Just 14 percent say they have been helped by it.   

Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement: 

"It should come as no surprise to anyone that millions of Latinos are rejecting a one-size-fits-all, government-mandated health insurance system. After all, the ACA has led to higher premiums, cost prohibitive deductibles, and narrower provider networks. Now it appears that even the Administration projections for Medicaid enrollment are vastly inflated

It is my hope that the Spanish language television networks participating in the ACA Town Hall provide the Latino community a complete picture of the impacts of the ACA, and not merely provide President Obama an uncontested platform to give a rose-colored view of Obamacare. Otherwise, the exercise could be seen as nothing more than a long infomercial masquerading as a town hall. If the past is any indication, I don't expect the President to speak candidly about the law and its true impact on the Latino community. It is not what he promised."

Learn more about "The Accountability Project" campaign and LIBRE's efforts to keep elected officials accountable for supporting the flawed Obamacare law that is causing families everywhere to lose their current health care plan and lose their full time jobs. They are elected to make the right decisions for the people – let's keep them accountable.

For interviews with a LIBRE representative, please contact: Brian Faughnan, 571-257-3309 or Steven Cruz, 202-578-6173.