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Un Glitcho: Parts of the Spanish Obamacare Website Written in English

CQ HealthBeat: Spanish Website Launches, But More Tweaks Needed

One of the first things noticed by Latino groups who are testing out the newly-launched Spanish-language health care website is that the window shopping tool to compare coverage options without first setting up an account is still written in English. Federal officials “didn’t mention that was going to be the case or when it’d be fixed,” said Liliana Rañón, director of policy and legislation for the League of United Latin American Citizens. “It’s something I made a note of. I’m going to let them know it needs to be changed” (Adams, 12/9).

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