I’m passing this text along from an email sent out, trying to reach Asian Americans, Native Hawai’ians and Other Pacific Islanders:
Did you know that 20% of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs), and 17% of Asian Americans (AAs), are uninsured? Thatâ€™s higher than the national uninsurance rate of 16%.
Did you know that 30-31% of Korean-Americans are uninsured? Thatâ€™s as high as the national uninsurance rate for Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans.
Did you know that 24% of Native Hawaiians, 21% of Vietnamese and 20% of South Asians are uninsured? Thatâ€™s higher than the national uninsurance rate for African-Americans.
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 AA NHOPIs is Limited English Proficient? That’s 20 times the rate for non-Hispanic Whites.
Did you know that 1 out of every 8 AA NHOPIs lives in Poverty? That’s higher than the non-Hispanic White poverty rate.
Americaâ€™s 2.4 Million uninsured, and 14.2 Million insured AA NHOPIs, have a vested stake in the Affordable Care Act.
Wellness Matters. Informed Choice Matters.
In fact, if you were to ask Americaâ€™s 2.4 Million uninsured and AA NHOPIs â€œWhat does the Affordable Care Act Mean for You?â€ the answer would be: