Why Latinos Are Wary Of Signing Up For Obamacare

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PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Healthcare reform specialist Naama Pozniak (R) helps Edgar Loya compare plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNe | David McNew via Getty Images

Website glitches aside, President Obama's new health-care law also is causing consternation among many Latinos over the possibility that signing up for the Affordable Care Act could get family members deported.

"It's a very real barrier," say Daniel Zingale, vice president of the California Endowment, a Los Angeles nonprofit that promotes the law among Latinos.

"Families are worried about being deported and divided by having any official interaction with the government," he says.

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