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Differences in private health insurance coverage for working male Hispanics.

  title={Differences in private health insurance coverage for working male Hispanics.},
  author={Paul Fronstin and Lawrence G. Goldberg and Philip K. Robins},
  journal={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  volume={34 2},
In 1993, 33.8% of all nonelderly adult Hispanics living in the United States lacked health insurance coverage (either private or public), compared to 8.1% of the entire nonelderly population. Because Hispanics are more likely to be uninsured than any other ethnic group and because they are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, the increase in the Hispanic population is likely to increase the proportion of the population without health insurance. Particularly striking are… 
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