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Health Coverage in Communities of Color: Talking about the New Census Numbers

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Sherice Perry

Topic: Health (Health services for minorities)

Keywords: minorities; Medicaid; communities of color; uninsured

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This issue brief takes a closer look at the 2007 uninsured data. The number of uninsured was considerably higher in 2007 than it was in 2000, and communities of color continue to bear the brunt of this crisis. This fact sheet looks at who is uninsured, where people get their health insurance, and why public programs are vital to communities of color.