Latino Children’s Coverage

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.

CCF-UnidosUS Reports

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.

Latino Childrens’ Coverage Reaches Historic High but Too Many Remain Uninsured, December 15, 2016

Historic Gains in Health Coverage for Hispanic Children in the Affordable Care Act’s First Year, January 14, 2016

Hispanic Children’s Coverage: Steady Progress but Disparities Remain, November 10, 2014


New Report Finds Chilling Effect, Avoidance of Health Care Services Among Immigrant Families, July 2, 2020 

COVID-19 and Immigrant Health, April 10, 2020 

We Must Rise to the Challenge and Help Latino Children Get the Health Care They Need, March 19, 2020

Research Shows that Utah and Florida’s “ICHIA Option” Will Improve Access to Health Coverage and Services For Lawfully Residing Immigrant Children, March 14, 2016

With gains in health coverage, Latino children also gain more equitable opportunities, January 15, 2016

Medicaid Expansion Would Help More Latino Families Succeed, November 13, 2015

More Resources

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.