The extent of private and public health insurance coverage among adult Hispanics.

TitleThe extent of private and public health insurance coverage among adult Hispanics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsAngel, RJ, Angel, JL
Date Published1996 Jun
ISSN Number0016-9013
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Employment, Female, Health Services Accessibility, Hispanic or Latino, Humans, Insurance, Health, Male, Medical Assistance, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, United States

Data from the Health and Retirement Survey reveal extremely low levels of health insurance coverage among Hispanics and, especially, among Mexican Americans. The data reveal that this lack of insurance is associated with lower rates of employer-based and privately purchased coverage. Even after controlling for a large number of insurance-related factors, Hispanics have rates of health insurance coverage that are lower than those of either non-Hispanic blacks or whites. This serious lack of health insurance coverage among preretirement-age Hispanics has serious implications both for health, because the lack of insurance represents a major barrier to health care, and for the adequacy of retirement coverage, because private insurance represents an important supplement to Medicare.

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Health Services--type of insurance coverage/Labor/Economic Status/Health Status/Minorities/Health Insurance Coverage/Basic Demographics

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Alternate JournalGerontologist
Citation Key6555
PubMed ID8682331
Grant List1R01 AG-10939-03 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States