The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Latinos

A new poll released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico and implemented by Latino Decisions provides an important perspective on the interactions of Latinos with the Affordable Care Act after two years of open enrollment under the law.

Among other important findings, the survey indicates that Latino health coverage has improved considerably under the ACA.

The survey also provides some of the best information available regarding Latinos’ interactions with the marketplaces, revealing that one in four Latino adults indicate that they had heard “nothing at all” about the health insurance marketplaces or exchanges, and another 28 percent indicate that they had heard “not that much.” This is strong evidence to suggest that more outreach is needed, particularly communication.

Read the Research Brief "The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Latino Access to Health Insurances specifically designed for the Latino community." (5 pages, .pdf)