The Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled CuidadodeSalud.gov, the first website of its kind in Spanish to connect consumers to new information and resources aimed at helping them access quality, affordable healthcare coverage.
HHS announced the launch on Sept. 8.
Consistent with the mandate in the Affordable Care Act, CuidadodeSalud.gov is the partner site of HealthCare.gov, which was launched in July 2010, and is the first website in Spanish to provide consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs.
“CuidadoDeSalud.gov, like HealthCare.gov, is an unprecedented website which provides consumers with the power of information at their fingertips,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
The website is also a one-stop-shop for information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as other healthcare resources. It connects consumers to quality rankings for local healthcare providers as well as preventive services.
In October 2010, CuidadoDeSalud.gov will include price estimates for health insurance plans. In the weeks and months ahead, new information on preventing disease and illness and improving the quality of healthcare for all Americans will also be posted.
CuidadodeSalud.gov will connect Spanish-speakers to “new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage,” HHS said in a news release on Wednesday. The new Web site is similar to HealthCare.gov, which HHS launched in July. —- CNSNews.com