For Asian Immigrants, ACA Coverage Contains Mysteries

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Robert Calandra, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "Last week, Sung, whose husband works full time, went to the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (SEAMAAC) in South Philadelphia to learn about her new policy, an Independence Blue Cross silver-tier Keystone HMO Proactive plan. 'She doesn't know what steps to do next and she is concerned,' said Zing Thluai, a SEAMAAC worker who speaks one of three Burmese dialects. For 30 years, SEAMAAC has been addressing the concerns of Asian immigrants in this region. In the fall, it realized the ACA enabled many of the city's 23,000 uninsured Asian Americans to buy coverage" (Calandra, 5/6). Read the story.  
 

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