Historic Gains in Health Coverage for Hispanic Children in the Affordable Care Act’s First Year

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The ACA has dramatically increased the pace at which the uninsured rate is falling for Hispanic children. Yet Hispanic children are more likely to be uninsured than other children, making them vulnerable to going without health care and leaving their families exposed to financial risk. Given the high rates of uninsurance among Hispanic children, policymakers, program administrators, and other stakeholders should continue efforts to maximize health coverage for Hispanic children and remove barriers to enrollment. This brief provides a snapshot of uninsured Hispanic children in the U.S., and offers recommendations to further reduce the number of uninsured children.

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Date: Jan 2016
Author: Georgetown Center for Children and Families