Q&A Resources from the Affordable Care Act Hangout with HHS Secretary Sebelius and Latina Bloggers

On the heels of the Google Plus Hangout I just hosted with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and some of the most prominent Latina Bloggers -including Denisse Icaza, Laurita Tellado and Helen Troncoso – below are the links pertaining to the different questions asked, and resources shared by the Secretary. If you missed it, you can view the full video of the hangout above.

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 27, 2014:

Information on the Open Enrollment extension for those who are not able to complete their ACA application by the March 31st deadline:

ENGLISH: https://www.healthcare.gov/sep-list/

Información sobre el Período Especial de Inscripción para quienes no puedan completar su solicitud antes de la fecha límite del 31 de marzo:

ESPAÑOL: https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/sep-list/

Más información detallada en esta HOJA DE DATOS EN ESPAÑOL (.pdf)

FIND RESOURCES AND INFORMATION ABOUT LATINOS AND THE ACA:

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/factsheets/2012/04/aca-and-latinos04102012a.html

http://www.hhs.gov/iea/acaresources/

To find local enrollment help: http://localhelp.healthcare.gov/
http://ayudalocal.cuidadodesalud.gov/

To speak to an enrollment representative by phone: Call 1-800-318-2596.

Help is available 24 hours /7 days a week in 150 languages!

Main Website for ACA in Spanish: Cuidado de Salud website.

QUESTIONS FROM THE GOOGLE HANGOUT:

QUESTION 1: 

How will the Affordable Care Act address lifetime caps on spending by insurance companies that cover people like me who experience repeated hospital stays and surgeries?

ENGLISH INFO FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS:

http://www.hhs.gov/iea/acaresources/brochures/people-with-disabilities-top5.pdf

https://www.healthcare.gov/how-does-the-health-care-law-protect-me/

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL:

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/how-does-the-health-care-law-protect-me/

QUESTION 2:

Can you share where we can find income guidelines and how to qualify  for subsidies? Is there is a penalty for not registering on time? Fines, how much?

ENGLISH INFO ON MONTHLY PREMIUMS QUALIFICATIONS: https://www.healthcare.gov/will-i-qualify-to-save-on-monthly-premiums/

https://www.healthcare.gov/blog/7-ways-to-save-in-the-health-insurance-marketplace/

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: 

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/will-i-qualify-to-save-on-monthly-premiums/

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/blog/7-ways-to-save-in-the-health-insurance-marketplace/

QUESTION 3:

•  A woman has the right to choose what’s best for her life, will the new health care exchanges cover reproductive services?

INFO ON WOMEN’S HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES IN ENGLISH:

http://www.healthcare.gov/what-are-my-preventive-care-benefits/#part=2

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL:

http://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/what-are-my-preventive-care-benefits/

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/blog/2013/08/womens-health-needs.html

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html#CoveredPreventiveServicesforWomenIncludingPregnantWomen

QUESTION 4:

There’s been a lot of confusion around whether having legal documentation is a factor for obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Can someone who is undocumented apply for health insurance for his/her children who were born in the United States? What are the guidelines for families with mixed legal status?

ENGLISH INFO ON IMMIGRATION AND MIXED STATUS FAMILIES:

https://www.healthcare.gov/immigration-status-and-the-marketplace/

https://www.healthcare.gov/what-do-immigrant-families-need-to-know/

https://www.healthcare.gov/help/citizenship-and-immigration-status-questions/

USCIS: http://www.ice.gov/doclib/ero-outreach/pdf/ice-aca-memo.pdf

INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL:

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/immigration-status-and-the-marketplace/

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/what-do-immigrant-families-need-to-know/

https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/help/citizenship-and-immigration-status-questions/

Traducción del documento de ICE sobre ACA:  http://www.ice.gov/espanol/factsheets/aca-memoSP.htm.

 

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