The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is worried the Trump administration won't reach out to Latinos to promote Obamacare.
The group is demanding a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss the lack of outreach to key advocacy groups tasked with enrolling Latinos in Obamacare. It says it is "alarmed" by a report from Talking Points Memo that the administration has abandoned Latino outreach for Obamacare's open enrollment set to start Nov. 1.
"Preparation efforts and resources for Latino outreach are even more critical this upcoming open enrollment period, given the very limited timeframe people have to enroll," they wrote. Open enrollment is scheduled to end Dec. 15.
The lawmakers added that Obamacare remains the law and that HHS is tasked with a "successful 2018 enrollment period."
HHS was criticized early this year for cutting advertising dollars at the end of the 2017 open enrollment period.
HHS did not immediately return a request for comment.
The lawmakers who wrote the letter were Democratic Reps. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Joaquin Castro of Texas, Ruben Gallego of Arizona, Pete Aguilar of California, Adriano Espaillat of New York and Raul Ruiz of California.