In This Report:
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, March 10, 2020
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.
Fact Sheets: Latino Children’s Health Coverage
State officials’ decisions about coverage options, especially in times of crises, have a profound effect on children and can exacerbate pre-existing racial and ethnic disparities.
Hispanic Children’s Coverage: Steady Progress but Disparities Remain, November 10, 2014
COVID-19 and Immigrant Health, April 10, 2020
Medicaid Expansion Would Help More Latino Families Succeed, November 13, 2015
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.