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The Digital Divide

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becky lee

on 18 July 2013

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Transcript of The Digital Divide

Health Care Reform &
The Digital Divide

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Thank you for your attention!
MORE RESEARCH!!
And one more thing...
Digital Divide
refers to the
gap
between individuals, households, businesses and geographic areas at different socio-economic levels with regard both to their opportunities to
access
information and communication technologies and to their use of the Internet for a wide variety of activities.
Starting in 2014, the California Health Benefit Exchange will make it easier for individuals to compare plans and buy health insurance on the private market.
What?
Context
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/38/57/1888451.pdf
Website that provides information on qualified health plan benefits plans/option
Web-based eligitility portal to link individuals to health coverage options available to them
The Web Portal is not sufficient in enrolling Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders due to digital divide aspects.
Problem for AA & NHPI
Health Care Reform
In California
1.4 million will be eligible for subsidies in Health Exchange
64% racial and ethnic minority
34% low-English proficient
http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/files/shic2009-apr2012.pdf
Effectiveness- in enrolling AA & NHPI who are eligible in health insurance
Increase access to health resources/information
Cost
Increase equity in health care system
Feasibility in implementation
Criteria
A. Fund community-based organizations to outreach/enroll
B. Open health insurance stores in diverse communities
C. Offer the main AA and NHPI languages on the website
D. LCTC
Alternatives
Fund community-based organizations to outreach/enroll AA and NHPI people
http://www.healthcare.ca.gov/Priorities/HealthBenefitExchange.aspx
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Becky Lee
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