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October 22, 2013 - 10:20 am
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While HealthCare.gov has been plagued with tech problems since its Oct. 1 launch, the Spanish-language version hasn’t even worked a single day.

The enrollment entry page at HealthCare.gov tells users to “Enroll now in a plan that covers essential benefits, pre-existing conditions, and more. Open enrollment continues until March 31, 2014.”

The same page on CuidadoDeSalud.gov, with the same smiling faces, says, “To apply now, call 1-800-318-2596 and a customer service representative will help in Spanish. The online application will be available soon.”

Yet Spanish-speakers are still subject to the same individual mandate penalties.

“Hispanics have among the highest uninsured rates in the nation. Yet despite hundreds of millions of dollars devoted to a Spanish-language propaganda campaign, the Spanish-language ObamaCare website hasn’t even been launched,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a statement issued in both Spanish and English.

Administration officials had previously estimated the Spanish site would be up and running by mid-October. The Department of Health and Human Services is being mum about the delay on top of the already admitted delay.

HHS does estimate, though, that it’s received about 41,000 Spanish-language calls. More than 10 million Latinos in the country lack health insurance.

Next week when the Senate is back in session, Rubio will introduce a bill to delay the individual mandate until six months after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) certifies the websites and all other sign-up options — phone lines that have been reported as sometimes down, mail and fax — are fully functional.

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The very idea of having a Spanish language website for any United States citizens' taxpayer funded facility is a travesty, and confirms Obama's vote buying campaign.
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you should be a citizen and be able to speak english in order to be eligible for obamacare .
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Why is there even a CiudadSalad.com website.

We need English Only laws for government..

Marco Rubio is a racist slimeball.
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Cuidado de salud is not even the right Spanish translation for healthcare. Asistencia sanitaria or asistencia de salud is the more normal version. So the gang of chuckleheads at HHS can't even hire a competent translator, let alone a decent web developer.
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The very idea of having a Spanish language website for any United States citizens' taxpayer funded facility is a travesty, and confirms Obama's vote buying campaign.
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Rubio trying to rescue Obama, his fellow amnesty pusher.
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Rubio: Never someone so promising in the beginning turned out to SUCK so bad in the end.
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Reads like this politician Rubio is competing in the Latino vote buying game with Obama.
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you should be a citizen and be able to speak english in order to be eligible for obamacare .
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Wait! The Ebonics page is coming soon! English is the language of slave owners!
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Do I have to speak Spanish to sign up for the Platinum Santeria policy?
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Not really. But if you want the site to actually work you must sacrifice a white chicken to Babaloo on your keyboard at midnight.
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que lastima...
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Sí. Es una lástima que lastima.
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Why is there even a CiudadSalad.com website.

We need English Only laws for government..

Marco Rubio is a racist slimeball.
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Why would there need to be an Obamacare site for Spanish speakers? The citizenship test is given in English.
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That is part of the dumbing down of the electorate by the Demokrats. Bilingualism HURTS THE LEGAL IMMIGRANTS MOST. If you are a Spanish speaking LEGAL immigrant and you have kids, your kids are going to live in an English speaking environment. They need to know that the capital of England is London. If they take geography classes and learn that "la capital de Inglaterra es Londres" they have learned nothing that will qualify them to work in the US. While it is true that there are real multilingual countries like Switzerland, that is an accident of history. Speaking the same language from coast to coast is a great asset for the US and it should stay so.
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10/17/2013 ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs By Jed Graham

http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/093013-669013-obamacare-employer-mandate-a-list-of-cuts-to-work-hours-jobs.htm
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It's not just the 10 million that they know about, WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 30 MILLION un-registered democrats that these fools want to let across the border and immediately add to the Obummercare roles? Come on, gotta be "FAIR" after all!
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