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Working Without Benefits: The Health Insurance Crisis Confronting Hispanic Americans

Quinn, Kevin Abt Associates, Inc. (2000) Working Without Benefits: The Health Insurance Crisis Confronting Hispanic Americans. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

America's Hispanic community is facing a health care crisis. Nearly 40 percent of Hispanics under age 65 do not have insurance. Despite their increasingly vital contribution to the nation's economy, Hispanic Americans are twice as likely to be uninsured as the general population. Nine of the 11 million uninsured Hispanics are in working families. Hispanics tend to lack health insurance because their employers fail to offer them coverage. Lack of coverage limits Hispanics timely access to health care and leads many individuals to forgo care altogether. It means diagnosis and treatment of illness are delayed and that illness or injury can result in financial burdens for hard-working families. Using data from the March 1999 Current Population Survey and The Commonwealth Fund 1999 National Survey of Workers' Health Insurance, this report examines reasons behind the coverage crisis and the effect of lack of health insurance on the Hispanic community.


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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 15:53
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2011 15:53
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3521

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