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Close Gaps in Latino Health Care

The Hispanic population, similar to most working-class communities, faces significant barriers to accessing adequate health care.

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It should come as no surprise that the Hispanic population, similar to most working-class communities, faces significant barriers to accessing adequate health care. According to a 2007 study from the Pew Hispanic Center, 6 in 10 of those Latino adults who are not citizens or legal permanent residents lack health insurance coverage.

The lack of health insurance and health care access, particularly among immigrant communities, has contributed to health disparities, differences in insurance coverage among Latino subgroups, and varied experiences in accessing preventive health care.

It’s crucial that our local and national leaders put into place policy solutions to address these disparities.

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