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.



Fact Sheets


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.