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Health Insurance Deadline Looms: Why Obama Pitches Latinos












The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition Facing fresh skepticism from one of his traditionally most loyal constituencies, Obama pushed back on the notion of some critics that he's become America's "deporter in chief," insisting that Latinos know that "I've got their back." In a virtual town hall meeting with Spanish-language media outlets, Obama disputed that his credibility had been undermined by the chaotic health care rollout and his failure to secure legal status for millions of Latinos in the U.S. illegally. "The main point that I have for everybody watching right now is, you don't punish me by not signing up for health care," Obama said. "You're punishing yourself or your family if in fact there's affordable health care to be had." RECOMMENDED: How much do you know about health-care reform? Take our quiz! Obama's push to boost enrollment comes as the end-of-March deadline to enroll is rapidly approaching and with it, renewed concerns that if the Obama administration misses its target, the insurance pool could become unsustainable and undermine the broader law's success. <br> http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0308/Health-insurance-deadline-looms-Why-Obama-pitches-Latinos



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