Nearly 1 in 5 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) do not have health insurance, and among Korean Americans, 1 in 4 do not have health coverage.
Access to quality, affordable coverage is critically important to AAPI individuals and families, and now, it will be more accessible than ever through the Affordable Care Act and the new Health Insurance Marketplace, which will be open on October 1st.
But many AAPIs – including many who have limited proficiency in English – may still have questions about the Marketplace and how to access health insurance. To help provide information to these communities, 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. During the Hangout, there will be a live question and answer period with representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They will respond to questions and provide information on how to obtain health care coverage through the new Marketplace. We will also be hosting Hangouts in Vietnamese and Chinese on later dates.
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 byjoining our Google Hangout. You may also submit your questions in advance, by email or tweeting them to @WhiteHouseAAPI. More information about the in-language Hangouts can be found on the WHIAAPI website, and more information about the Affordable Care Act can be found here.
Source: White House AAPI email