Medicaid Expansion and Health Disparities: Hispanics

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In the states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid program, there are hundreds of thousands of uninsured, low-income Hispanics who are lagging behind on key measures of access to health care. Whether individuals are insured or uninsured greatly affects their ability to obtain regular health care. And in communities of color, where rates of uninsurance and poor health outcomes are higher than in white communities, the differences between those who have insurance and those who lack it are stark. This series of state-by-state reports illustrates the positive effects (in terms of access to care and certain preventive services) of having insurance for low-income Hispanics in states that have not expanded Medicaid.

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Date: Apr 2015
Author: Families USA