Title

Health insurance coverage of Hispanic adults: An assessment of subgroup difference and the impact of immigration

Publication Date

2013

Journal

The Social Science Journal

Volume

50

Issue

4

First Page

658

Last Page

664

Abstract

This research explores the health insurance coverage of various Hispanic subgroups in comparison to non-Hispanic whites and blacks. The impact of immigration status is also considered as we hypothesize that nativity, duration, and naturalization tap a possible process of structural acculturation that increases access to insurance coverage for Hispanic groups. We find that the immigration variables impact the type of insurance reported. However, race/ethnic disparities continue to exist, with the various Hispanic subgroups more likely to report miscellaneous government health insurance or no health insurance coverage as compared to non-Hispanic whites.

Comments

Lucy G. Dean, the 2nd author, was a Bucknell University Undergraduate Student.

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