This snapshot uses national survey results to analyze how health insurance coverage rates and health status responses differ by race and ethnicity. It finds that disparities still persist — and that Hispanic kids are faring markedly worse than both their black and white peers.

March 28, 2004

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How expanding public health insurance coverage has benefited kids.

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    How many American kids do — and do not — have health insurance.

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    How uninsurance rates differ between black, white and Hispanic kids.

  4. 4

    How uninsurance rates for kids and adults changed over a five-year period.

Key Takeaway

When it comes to health issues, Hispanic kids face a rougher road than their black or white peers

In 2002, approximately 570,000 kids lacked health insurance and were reported to be in fair or poor health. Most of these kids — upwards of 66% — were Hispanic, despite Hispanic children representing less than 20% of all kids in America.  

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