Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif-23) announced that the website www.cuidadodesalud.gov, a Spanish translation of www.healthcare.gov, went live today. The new web portal will help Spanish-speaking residents to identify affordable and comprehensive health care coverage options, both public and private, available in their zip code. The site will also explain how the benefits of the new health care reform law will be implemented over time.
The website’s search function will allow users to input personal information so that search results are narrowly tailored to each individual’s health care needs.
The web portal is a particularly important tool for the Latino community which has the highest rate of uninsurance in the nation-nearly one in three Latinos does not have health insurance. By presenting all coverage options available, www.cuidadodesalud.gov will help uninsured Spanish speakers find coverage and obtain greater access to care.
“I urge my Spanish speaking constituents to take advantage of this incredibly user-friendly new website. The website www.cuidadodesalud.gov is yet another example of how health care reform is putting control of health care in the hands of consumers. There are 3 billion potential personal health care coverage scenarios www.cuidadodesalud.gov can create so that you can find the best option for you and your family. It will also inform Spanish speakers on the Central and South Coasts about their rights and new protections available to them under the health care reform law,” said Capps.
Additional features, including the ability to compare plan pricing information and benefit packages, will be added in the coming months.