APIs encouraged to sign up for health care before March 31 deadline

According to a new report released by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) may be eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and could qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to help with the cost of premiums.

Nationwide, about 798,000 uninsured AANHPI’s may be eligible for coverage through Medicaid or the CHIP.

States have new opportunities to expand Medicaid coverage to include Americans with family incomes at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level (generally $31,322 for a family of four in 2013). This expansion includes adults without dependent children living at home, who have not previously been eligible.

People can sign up any hour of the day, seven days a week, at HealthCare.gov or 1-800-318-2596. Find in-person help at localhelp.healthcare.gov.  (end)

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