White House says the new health insurance law would be a boon to Hispanic-Americans.
Members of Congress headed home on Friday for a two-week recess during which they will try to shape public opinion and defend their votes for or against the new health insurance law.
Some Democrats who supported the overhaul said they knew they would need to defend it in meetings with constituents.
Cecilia Muñoz, director of intergovernmental affairs at the White House, said the law would be a boon to Hispanic-Americans.
Of the 32 million uninsured people expected to gain coverage under the law, Ms. Munoz said, 9 million are Latinos. About 14 million Latinos are now uninsured, she said, and more than 60 percent of them will gain access to coverage.