Health Insurance Access and Participation Among Latinos in Iowa Byrne, Michaela Greder, Kimberly Greder, Kimberly
dc.contributor.department Human Sciences Extension and Outreach 2018-02-16T03:49:12.000 2020-06-30T03:29:56Z 2020-06-30T03:29:56Z 2015-04-10 2014-11-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Latinos are the largest and fastest growing population group in Iowa. Between 2000 and 2013, there was a 104.7 percent increase in the Latino population in Iowa1. In 2013, Latinos made up 5.5% of Iowa’s population, and are projected to comprise 12.4% of Iowa’s population by 20401. Among all population groups in the U.S., health insurance plays a critical role in people’s access to health care, their health outcomes, and protecting against expected and unexpected health care costs. The Health Insurance Marketplace, an outcome of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has led to a significant increase in the percentage of individuals who have health insurance coverage who previously did not have health insurance. Among the Latino population, the percent of uninsured working adults dropped from 36% in the U.S. in 2013 to 23% in 2014.2 In states such as Iowa that expanded Medicaid eligibility, the rate decreased even greater–from 35% to 17%.2 However, even though a larger proportion of the Latino population has health insurance coverage, there remains a significant portion of the Latino population, including those who are immigrants, who continue to face barriers in obtaining health insurance. This brief provides information about the importance of health insurance, current available insurance options, and persistent barriers many Latinos face in regard to accessing health insurance.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Civic and Community Engagement
dc.subject.disciplines Community-Based Learning
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Health Communication
dc.subject.disciplines International and Intercultural Communication
dc.subject.disciplines Latin American Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Rural Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Human Development and Family Studies
dc.title Health Insurance Access and Participation Among Latinos in Iowa
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