NO means NO in Spanish as well as in English, and that's what Hispanic Texans are saying about Obamacare, 1200 WOAI news reports.
The Obama Administration had been hoping that the Affordable Care Act would be a big selling point among Hispanic voters, but the free-market Hispanic advocacy group 'The LIBRE Initiative' says that's not the case.
According to a new University of Texas poll, a majority of Texas Hispanics have an 'unfavorable' view of Obamacare, with an amazing 41% saying their view is 'very unfavorable.'
"Supporters of the President's health care law still insist its some great gift fro the nation's Hispanics," said Daniel Garza, who heads the LIBRE Initiative. "They keep telling Latinos to sign up and pay for plans, and make unilateral changes to their own deadlines in attempts to continue selling the law to the public. But Hispanics in Texas, just like other Hispanic communities across the country, have now lost all hope that any fixes or delays will improve this failed program."
The Texas numbers are matching figures which are emerging in other states. 57% of Hispanics in Colorado say they also disapproved of Obamacare. Nationally, a recent poll from The Pew Foundation illustrated that Hispanics were split on the law, signaling a sharp drop in support just since late last year.
"The law was enacted four years ago, and the first year of enrollment is nearly over," Garza said. "People have checked out their options and they are finding that the premiums and deductibles are too high, and the network of doctors is too narrow. They also know that rates are projected to go up, and will the penalty for not buying insurance. This law just isn't fair, and it doesn't work."