Friday, September 26, 2014

Health care coverage reaches Latinos



The percentage of Latinos who lack health insurance has fallen by more than a third since the Affordable Care Act kicked in this year, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund, a health care policy group.



Historically, Latinos have been one of the least-covered groups in the U.S. when it comes to health insurance. Michelle Doty, the lead author of the report, says the low coverage has a lot to do with employment trends.



"For a long time, Latinos have tended to work in jobs that don't provide health insurance — low wage and small firms," Doty says.



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