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Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul

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WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest minority group is at risk of being left behind by President Obama’s health care overhaul.

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.

Latinos are ‘‘not at the table,’’ says Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a nonpartisan advocacy network. ‘‘We are not going to be able to enroll at the levels we should be enrolling at.’’

That’s a loss both for Latinos who are trying to put down middle-class roots and for the Obama administration, advocates say.

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