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The Digital Divide
Transcript of The Digital Divide
The Digital Divide
Thank you for your attention!
And one more thing...
refers to the
between individuals, households, businesses and geographic areas at different socio-economic levels with regard both to their opportunities to
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.
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
1.4 million will be eligible for subsidies in Health Exchange
64% racial and ethnic minority
34% low-English proficient
Effectiveness- in enrolling AA & NHPI who are eligible in health insurance
Increase access to health resources/information
Increase equity in health care system
Feasibility in implementation
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
Fund community-based organizations to outreach/enroll AA and NHPI people
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum