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
JournalThe Gerontologist
VolumeVol. 36
Issue3
Pagination332-340
KeywordsDemographics, Employment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance, Net Worth and Assets, Women and Minorities
Abstract

This article investigates the significant differences in health insurance coverage among Hispanics, especially among Mexican Americans, as compared to black and non-Hispanic whites. HRS data clearly shows that employment is a major factor in determining low rates of health insurance coverage for Hispanics, especially Mexican Americans. However, even after controlling for the various insurance-related correlates (employment status, race, age, education, income, retirement status, general health, disabilities, etc.) Hispanics are still much less likely than either blacks or non-Hispanic whites to be covered by any type of health insurance. The reasons for this are still unclear. Future waves of HRS data are intended to be used to study the transition from work to retirement and its association with health among the Hispanic population.

Endnote Keywords

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

Endnote ID

8028

Citation Key6555