Minority Health Archive

Health insurance coverage for vulnerable populations: contrasting Asian Americans and Latinos in the United States.

Alegría, Margarita and Cao, Zhun and McGuire, Thomas G and Ojeda, Victoria D and Sribney, Bill and Woo, Meghan and Takeuchi, David (2006) Health insurance coverage for vulnerable populations: contrasting Asian Americans and Latinos in the United States. Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing, 43 (3). pp. 231-254. ISSN 0046-9580

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper examines the role that population vulnerabilities play in insurance coverage for a representative sample of Latinos and Asians in the United States. Using data from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS), these analyses compare coverage differences among and within ethnic subgroups, across states and regions, among types of occupations, and among those with or without English language proficiency. Extensive differences exist in coverage between Latinos and Asians, with Latinos more likely to be uninsured. Potential explanations include the type of occupations available to Latinos and Asians, reforms in immigration laws, length of time in the United States, and regional differences in safety-net coverage. Policy implications are discussed.


Export/Citation:EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII (Chicago style) | HTML Citation | OpenURL | Reference Manager
Social Networking:

Item Type: Article
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
Health > Policy
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Users 141 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 13:11
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 13:11
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3581

Actions (login required)

View Item