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Health care coverage is a confusing maze for many immigrants
Orange County Register

Jessica Bravo walks house to house in the piercing heat. Over and over, at doorsteps around Orange County, she asks the same question: “Are you insured?”

Getting an answer isn’t always easy. Doors slam in her face. She gets shooed from porches. And sometimes people cut her off mid-spiel.

Bravo is a paid health outreach worker for the Orange County Congregation Community Organization, a faith-based nonprofit organization. Her job is to inform people about getting health insurance under the nation’s landmark health law, the Affordable Care Act.

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