(ZIP) — Isn’t that kinda discriminatory?
Via The Hill:
Federal health officials announced $3.2 million in new funding to help racial and ethnic minorities enroll in health coverage under ObamaCare.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Minority Health awarded grants to 13 organizations that will help educate and encourage minority communities to sign up for health plans through the marketplaces.
The grantees — which include universities, community health centers, nonprofits and charities — fall under the Partnership to Increase Coverage in Communities (PICC), an initiative devoted to increasing minority enrollment in health insurance.
Minority enrollment has been a priority for the administration since the healthcare law’s rollout last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2013 that two out of five Latinos and one out of four blacks are uninsured.
“Racial and ethnic minorities have lower rates of health insurance coverage than the national average and stand to benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act,” said J. Nadine Garcia, Director of the Office of Minority Health, in a statement.