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Spanish language online health insurance marketplace will be ready at the end of the month, CMS says

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@patriciaborns  Last week a spokesperson for the National Council of La Raza, one of the nation's largest Latino advocacy organizations, complained to Buzzfeed that the feds were making faster progress on fixing its English-version online health insurance marketplace faster than its Spanish counterpart.

While Healthcare.gov at its most glitchy still allowed visitors to perform limited enrollment functions, CuidadoDeSalud.gov—the Spanish version of HealthCare.gov— could only provide educational information about the Affordable Care Act and contact numbers for in-person assisters by state and county.  

The Council warned of a growing lack of faith among Latinos in the healthcare program as a result of the delays in the Spanish healthcare website's launch. Although the majority of Latinos and Hispanics are likely to sign up on Healthcare.gov, the delay of CuidadoDeSalud.gov is wearisome and represents a promise broken, the spokesperson said. 

Responding to concerns about the website, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said the Spanish-language federal health-insurance exchange will accept applications for health insurance by the end of the month -- the same as Healthcare.gov. 

Until then, consumers who would like to enroll in health insurance in Spanish can do so at the toll-free CuidadoDeSalud number, 1-800-318-2596, and through in-person assistancers throughout South Florida. 


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