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Lag in Enrolling Latinos in Obamacare Spurs New California Push

Lagging enrollment in Obamacare among California’s Latinos is spurring a new push into communities to sell the state’s program face-to-face.

Many low-wage Latinos fear that going on public assistance could harm their efforts to become U.S. citizens, or enrolling could lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives who live with them, according to community activists. At the same time, glitches on the insurance exchange website and a lack of Spanish-speaking counselors on its telephone banks aren’t helping, they say.