HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens.
That's prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year.
The Obama administration wants more Latinos to sign up under the health care law for 2015.
Hispanics are the nation's largest minority group, and they're younger and more likely to be uninsured.
An administration official says there have been significant improvements in the application process for immigrants, but advocates are unimpressed.
Alvaro Huerta (UHL'-vah-roe HWEHR'-tah), a lawyer with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles, says the whole idea was that HealthCare.gov was going to be seamless and easy, but that doesn't seem to be the case for immigrants.