Having health insurance is important for children to grow and thrive. Latino children are more likely than other children to be uninsured, but efforts to reduce this coverage disparity by expanding affordable coverage options such as Medicaid, CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act paid off – the rate of uninsured Latino children decreased to historic lows in 2016. Unfortunately, this notable progress is now in jeopardy.
Decade of Success for Latino Children’s Health Now in Jeopardy
The gap between health coverage rates for Latino children and all children widened in 2018 for the first time in a decade. Progress in reducing inequities in coverage for Latino children is unraveling.
The Children’s Health Care Report Card
See how many Latino children are uninsured in your state with our interactive data hub.
Report: The Number of Uninsured Children is on the Rise
Our 2019 analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey found loss of coverage is most pronounced for white children and Latino children.