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ERIC Number: EJ874389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Health Care Access among Latinos: Implications for Social and Health Care Reforms
Perez-Escamilla, Rafael
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v9 n1 p43-60 2010
According to the Institute of Medicine, health care access is defined as "the degree to which people are able to obtain appropriate care from the health care system in a timely manner." Two key components of health care access are medical insurance and having access to a usual source of health care. Recent national data show that 34% of Latino individuals do not have health insurance and 27% do not have access to a usual source of health care. This article identifies barriers and solutions for improving health care access among Latino individuals. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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