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Latino Support For Obamacare Poses Problem For Republican Hispanic Outreach

Saturday, April 6th, 2013


(Huffington Post) Republicans have another problem with Latinos, unrelated to immigration.

Polling data released in March by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that Latinos are among the biggest backers of Obamacare. Some 48 percent of Hispanics favor the law and 19 percent have an unfavorable view of it, compared to 30 percent favorable and 48 percent unfavorable for non-Hispanic whites, the Los Angeles Times reports.

That doesn’t bode well for the GOP’s Hispanic outreach, since many Republicans remain committed to overturning the Supreme Court-approved law.

Half of uninsured Latinos have incomes below the Medicaid expansion limit of 138 percent of the federal poverty level, according to the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. In states that decline to expand Medicaid, they will likely be left without insurance.

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