8: 45 P.M. (MST)
The debate continues over the positives and negatives of Obamacare.
But how can the program help Yuma county residents?
Kathleen Sebelius is the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Their statistics reveal more than 35,000 Yuma county residents are uninsured and eligible for state or government sponsored health programs.
She says citizens don't always understand just how effective the plans can be for them.
"Of the 35,000 uninsured living in Yuma, the vast majority of them, well over 90%, will qualify for financial help,” she says.
This means the government would help cover some of those monthly costs, and the rate would be significantly lower than any healthcare offered in the private sector.
"Six out of every ten uninsured Americans can get a government sponsored plan for fewer than 100 dollars a month," says Sibelius.
Another huge positive for the system is born out of new legislation.
In the past, people with serious pre-existing health conditions like heart disease or cancer were considered "uninsurable" by many private insurance companies.
Sebelius says those days are no more.
"What people in Yuma county and Arizona need to know is that you can no longer be turned down by an insurance company based on a pre-existing condition."
Another aspect unique to large Hispanic communities like ours is the issue of eligibility.
Sebelius says families that have members living in the United States illegally shouldn't be afraid to try and sign up.
"The director of Homeland Security has made it very clear that any information given to sign up for healthcare will be private information and will not be used in any way except to help you sign up for insurance."