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

Abstract

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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@article{Angel1996TheEO, title={The extent of private and public health insurance coverage among adult Hispanics.}, author={Ronald J. Angel and Jacqueline L. Angel}, journal={The Gerontologist}, year={1996}, volume={36 3}, pages={332-40} }