Decade of Success for Latino Children’s Health Now in Jeopardy

As part of our efforts to secure universal health care coverage for children and families, we work with partners like the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and UnidosUS to help us keep close track of trends in coverage across the country. This report examines coverage rates for Latino children and unearths widening coverage inequities for the first time in decades. In 2018, 1.6 million Latino children were uninsured across the U.S., and Latino children were two times more likely to be uninsured than non-Latino children. The report also finds that 65% of uninsured Latino children resided in just five states in 2018: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. These trends underscore the importance of working at state and national levels to ensure all children, regardless of race or ethnicity, have comprehensive health insurance coverage

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Authors: UNIDOS US

Resource Type: Report