Latino Children's Coverage Reaches Historic High, But Too Many Remain Uninsured
Latino children with health coverage reached a record high 92.5 percent in 2015, the second year after key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, according to a report conducted by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. For the first time in U.S. history, more than 95 percent of all children have health coverage.
In 2000, around 26 percent of Latino children were uninsured. Fast forward to 2013, right before major coverage provisions of the ACA took effect, and two million Latino children, or 11.5 percent, were uninsured.
In 2015, after implementation of Obamacare, that number dropped further to 1.4 million or 7.5 percent. This improvement is especially significant given that the number of Latino children increased from 17.7 million to 18.1 million from 2013 to 2015.
As reported in The Huffington Post.