|Latinos Lack Health Insurance At Double The National Average
The percentage of Latinos lacking health insurance is
double the national average, and the percentages are increasing at a
rate higher than those of other groups.
That is the conclusion of a study by the Latino Data
Project of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
(CLACLS) at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
"Health Insurance Patterns among Latinos in Comparative
Perspective, 2004-2007" was one of six studies recently released by the
CLACLS, including an overview of "The Latino Population in New York
The health insurance report, which looked at the 10 most
Latino-populous states in the U.S., noted that "in all states examined,
what is most conspicuous is the disparity in the rate at which Latino
adults are uninsured compared with the other major race/ethnic groups."
In New York State alone, nearly one-third of Latinos are uninsured.
The Latino Data Project makes information available on
the growing Latino population of the United States, and especially New
York City, through the analysis of extant data available from a variety
of sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Institutes for
Health, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and state- and local-level data
Address: The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and
Latino Studies, Room 5419, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New
York, NY 10016; (212) 817-8438, http://web.gc.cuny.edu/lastudies.