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Newly released calculator and fact sheets explain health care reform in Spanish

The Kaiser Family Foundation launched Nov. 15, 2013 a new Spanish-language consumer resource center to explain how the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as health care reform) may impact individuals and families throughout the United States. The center features a new Spanish-language subsidy calculator, which allows consumers to estimate health insurance premiums and tax credits within the ACA marketplaces according to their zip code, income, family size, age and tobacco use.

Also featured on the new consumer resources center are Spanish versions of the foundation’s “Obamacare and You” fact sheets: “Obamacare y Usted.” These short explanations provide an overview of what the health law means for different segments of the population, including those who are uninsured, have a pre-existing condition, buy insurance on their own, obtain coverage through an employer, qualify for Medicaid, have Medicare, or are women. The Spanish-language consumer resources page also features the foundation’s newest animated video, “Los YouToons Se Preparan Para Obamacare.”

The Spanish-language resource center can be found at www.kff.org/cuidado-de-salud-recursos-para-los-consumidores. All of the foundation’s Spanish-language materials can also be found on the foundation’s website in English.

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, Calif.