The Affordable Care Act has dramatically increased the pace at which the uninsured rate is falling for Hispanic children. Yet Hispanic children are more likely to be uninsured than other children, making them vulnerable to going without health care and leaving their families exposed to financial risk.
Given the high rates of uninsurance among Hispanic children, policymakers, program administrators, and other stakeholders should continue efforts to maximize health coverage for Hispanic children and remove barriers to enrollment. Five particular strategies discussed in the report will support future opportunities. Through these efforts, more Hispanic children will not only gain health coverage, but a more equitable opportunity for success in school, work, and as participants in society at large.
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Additional versions of the Latino Children’s Coverage report were published in December 2016 and November 2014.