What Does Obamacare Mean For Asian Americans?

There are various opinions to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Some of you may be completely for it, others may be strongly against it and some (though we hope many of you don’t fall into this category) don’t care at all.

Today is October 1st which means that you may now enroll for for health care coverage under Obamacare. As we had mentioned, many seem to simply not care about the issue at hand. Is this a good idea for our Asian American community? Definitely not. Studies have found that 1 in 7 Asian Americans are uninsured. With healthcare being such a major issue affecting our community, it only makes sense that we ought to start caring about it.

Your opinion of these issues and what you agree with is entirely up to you, but what we can all agree on is that it never hurt to get more educated. So how do we do that? This is where #GetCovered comes in.

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC are all supporting the #GetCovered tumblr project which which aims to show Asian Americans fully in support of Obamacare and ways in which it can affect our community.

Check it out for yourself here.

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