HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool
December 7th, 2013
02:52 PM ET
9 months ago

HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool

Washington (CNN) - The enrollment tools for the Affordable Care Act's Spanish language site are now available as part of a "soft launch" this weekend.

The site's launch was originally scheduled to occur in October, but was delayed as the Department of Health and Human Services focused on the problems with HealthCare.gov.


"This weekend, we will soft launch the consumer-friendly Spanish online enrollment tool CuidadoDeSalud.gov. We think it’s important to work closely with key stakeholders in this effort and get their feedback to improve the experience. Shortly after and into January, we will ramp up our promotional efforts to drive Spanish speakers to CuidadoDeSalud.gov," HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters said.

HHS officials say they've learned a lot as a result of the changes to the main site and want to make sure that CuidadoDeSalud.gov benefits from the hardware and software fixes that HealthCare.gov is going through.

The officials say this soft launch will provide the chance to receive detailed feedback from key stakeholders on the Spanish-speaking consumer experience.

HHS officials say in collaboration with state, community, and media partners, a more robust push to drive Spanish-speaking consumers to the website and to enroll at CuidadoDeSalud.gov will occur in January.

HHS is working with such community organizations for that push, including la Raza, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the National Hispanic Medical Association, Voto Latino, and Día de la Mujer Latina in Texas and Florida.


Filed under: Latinos • Obamacare
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Of course, that means they will be looking the other way, when illegals start trying to take advantage of the system. That also means they will start putting even MORE illegals on the Medicaid system, which is nothing but WELFARE!

    December 7, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    -–this is great, but they need to learn English, I mean E-ga lee–ssss., too.

    December 7, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. ora pike

    Elizabeth Liorente reports on how Latinos are also turning against obamatator-everyone is starting to get it about obamacare-we all lose our policies because this is socialized health care. Things are so bad obama told the insurance companies to bill the government what they think is owed them and it will be paid??? wow, clinton was right that obama had zero experience running any business.

    December 7, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. wendel

    Hope this helps a lot of people

    December 7, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. HenryMiller

    "HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool"

    No, we certainly can't forget to sign up as many illegals as possible to get their subsidised Obamacare at the expense of the taxpayers.

    December 7, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. Tim

    Really? They have time and money for this when the primary English site is a mess? The Obama administration's priorities are truly screwed up.

    December 7, 2013 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  7. Tampa Tim

    Republicans have managed to alienate just about everyone who is not rich, white, or just plain stupid. Proceed wingnuts.

    December 7, 2013 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  8. Peppy

    Im sure its as good as the English website, geeez you really cant make this stuff up !!!

    December 7, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    The only priorities republicans have is to hurt the poor, take away women's rights, make sure people with pre existing conditions will not have health care, along with trying to destroy our country.

    December 7, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    The government site is not a mess, even someone as dumb as Boehner got signed up.

    December 7, 2013 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  11. Tampa Tim

    I am truly tired of paying for uninsured republicans who show up at the emergency rooms.

    December 7, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain

    @Rick McDaniel: "Of course, that means they will be looking the other way, when illegals start trying to take advantage of the system. That also means they will start putting even MORE illegals on the Medicaid system, which is nothing but WELFARE!"

    Hey, Rick, what is it about verification that you don't get? From the Kaiser Permanente website (I'm trusting that as one of the largest health insurance providers in the country, they know what they are talking about):

    "Beginning January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires most U.S. citizens and legal residents in the U.S. to have minimum essential health coverage."

    To repeat: U.S. CITIZENS AND LEGAL RESIDENTS.

    This is the individual mandate first proposed by the Heritage Foundation and championed by Republicans – until, of course, President Obama included it in the Affordable Care Act. Suddenly it was a horrible idea – notwithstanding the successful implementation of it by Mitt Romney in Mass ...

    December 7, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  13. Tampa Tim

    Lighten up, you wingnuts get to keep your junk policies for another year.

    December 7, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain

    @ora pike: "Elizabeth Liorente reports on how Latinos are also turning against obamatator-everyone is starting to get it about obamacare-we all lose our policies because this is socialized health care. "

    No, we don't all lose our policies and this is NOT socialized healthcare. FACT: Only about 3% of people who had junk policies are having to change. And since the insurance is bought from private companies, this is capitalism, not socialism.

    Since you have access to the Internet, Ora, why don't you try using the free online dictionaries in the future before you next spew big words like "socialized" without knowing what they mean.

    December 7, 2013 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  15. ThinkAgain

    @HenryMiller: "HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool" No, we certainly can't forget to sign up as many illegals as possible to get their subsidised Obamacare at the expense of the taxpayers."

    See my comment to Rick McDaniel; you are both equally ignorant about the residency requirements of Obamacare.

    December 7, 2013 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. ThinkAgain

    Just googled Elizabeth Liorente ... she's a Fox "news" reporter, which means she wouldn't know the truth if it hit her in the head.

    December 7, 2013 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  17. rs

    Rick McDaniel
    Of course, that means they will be looking the other way, when illegals start trying to take advantage of the system. That also means they will start putting even MORE illegals on the Medicaid system, which is nothing but WELFARE!
    ____________________
    Rick, I hope you realize that "Hispanic" does not equate "Illegal Alien" in America (or perhaps you don't). See, here in the great Southwest, cities like Albuquerque have celebrated 400 years of history. Guess what? The majority of the people who lived there for the bulk of that time were Spanish. Today, all across the Southwest it is common for Hispanics to be 40% of the population LEGALLY. What idiocy will you trot out when we begin to get Hopi of Navajo web sites for the ACA so that they can BUY health insurance?
    Get a clue, life isn't one long conspiracy theory.

    December 7, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  18. don in albuquerque

    Gotta love these anti-immigrant posts. Not one of them can prove a single thing they say is true. But we will continue to support their right to spout stupidity. I wonder if anybody ever told them that Jebus was probably not white, blue eyed, with blonde hair.

    December 7, 2013 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  19. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @HenryMiller
    No, we certainly can't forget to sign up as many illegals as possible to get their subsidised Obamacare at the expense of the taxpayers

    Where in the article does it mention illegals? We DO have spanish people living in the U.S. legally and pay taxes you know.
    Take a look at some of the negative posts on here and you can understand why the GOP lost this massive voting block. Keep up the good work dummies!

    December 7, 2013 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  20. Rusty Krus

    @Gurgyl
    -–this is great, but they need to learn English, I mean E-ga lee–ssss., too.

    How is that Republican re-branding and reach out working for you? Blacks and Latinos know you hate them. Kiss your party goodbye!

    December 7, 2013 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  21. simplyput

    It's a lemonade stand that can't make change, and is out of lemonade, no matter the language.

    December 7, 2013 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  22. Logictox

    We have to make sure those future democrats can enroll.

    December 7, 2013 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  23. Thomas

    @"HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool"

    No, we certainly can't forget to sign up as many illegals as possible to get their subsidised Obamacare at the expense of the taxpayers.

    =======

    Henry ,

    It's better they sign up and pay , then not .

    It's cost effective not to have non US citizens using the emergence room as there primary care giver .

    You know Henry , when it comes to wasting trillions on the Iraq war your perfectly ok with it . Yet when it comes to healthcare you get all huffy . Chill out Bro !

    December 7, 2013 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  24. sonkarlay

    Well there people like republicans that don't want any thing good for American, your always fighting for your fellow Americans not to get hearth care, that's how your love America

    December 7, 2013 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  25. Richard Long

    As the criminal immigrants come marching in...

    December 8, 2013 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
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