Nearly 1 in 5 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do not have health insurance. That's a serious statistic, but the Obama administration is hoping that health coverage will be more accessible for everyone through the Affordable Care Act. So what does that actually mean for Asian Americans?
To provide information about the new Health Insurance Marketplace to members of the AAPI community, particularly those with limited English proficiency, the White House Initiative on AAPIs will host a series of online Google Hangouts in AAPI languages.
The first of these Hangouts will be in Korean, happening Tuesday, August 27 from 3:00-4:00pm EST. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will answer questions and provide info on how to obtain health care coverage through the new Marketplace:
Here's some more info on Tuesday's Hangout in Korean:
The Korean in-language Hangout will take place on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (EST). We hope you will join us by watching live at a local viewing party or online by joining our Google Hangout. You may also submit your questions in advance, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeting them to @WhiteHouseAAPI.This will be an excellent opportunity for you or someone you know with limited English proficiency -- think about your parents, relatives, neighbors, etc -- to get their questions answered about health coverage. For further information about the in-language Hangouts, go to the WHIAAPI website.
한국어로 진행되는 행아웃은 2013년 8월 27일화요일동부표준시로 오후 3시~4시에 열릴 예정입니다. 현장 참여 모임에서 직접 행사를 보시거나 온라인으로 구글 행아웃에 참여하시어 내용을 보실 수 있습니다. 여러분의 질문을 이메일로 email@example.com에 미리 제출하시거나 @WhiteHouseAAPI로 트윗을 하실 수도 있습니다. 모국어로 진행되는 행아웃에 대한 보다 자세한 정보는 WHIAAPI 웹사이트에서 확인하실 수 있으며 의료보험개혁법에 대한 보다 자세한 정보는 여기를 클릭하셔서 얻으실 수 있습니다.