Health Care Access Among Latinos: Implications for Social and Health Care Reforms
Perez-Escamilla, R. (2010) Health Care Access Among Latinos: Implications for Social and Health Care Reforms. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 9 (1). pp. 43-60.
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According to the Institute of Medicine, health care access is defined as “the degree to which people are able to obtain appropriate care from the health care system in a timely manner.” Two key components of health care access are medical insurance and having access to a usual source of health care. Recent national data show that 34% of Latino individuals do not have health insurance and 27% do not have access to a usual source of health care. This article identifies barriers and solutions for improving health care access among Latino individuals.
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