ERIC Number: EJ962519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
The Social Implications of Health Care Reform: Reducing Access Barriers to Health Care Services for Uninsured Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States
Kaplan, Mitchell A.; Inguanzo, Marian M.
Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, v23 p83-92 2010-2011
The U.S. health care system is currently facing one of its most significant social challenges in decades in terms of its ability to provide access to primary care services to the millions of Americans who have lost their health insurance coverage in the recent economic recession. National statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau for 2009 reveal that Hispanics currently comprise 32.4 percent of the nation's total number of uninsured Americans. The census data estimates that there are presently 15.8 million Hispanics in the country who do not have health insurance. This article reviews current national data associated with the social access barriers to primary care services that uninsured Hispanic and Latino Americans face and describes specific policy reform measures that can be utilized by government officials to improve access to care.
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Child Health, Health Services, Hispanic Americans, Health, Access to Health Care, Primary Health Care, Health Care Costs, Federal Legislation, Public Health
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States