Study: 21 percent of uninsured Americans don’t use Internet
“The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period, according to CBS D.C.
A combination of high demand and technical glitches seemed to overwhelm the online system early in the day. Federal and state officials were working to address the problems, which led to long waits on government websites and a federal call center.
For 21 percent of those who are uninsured, however, the technical difficulties with accessing the online system don’t matter, as they do not use the Internet, according to a release posted by the Pew Research Center.
“Some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online,” researchers noted. “This includes Hispanics, those who have not attended college, and those living in lower-income households.”"
… another benefit of public libraries and the IMLS training program for public librarians around the US health care act.