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Ailing Federal Investments in Latino Health Priorities

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Marisabel Torres; Marisabel Torres

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for minorities)

Keywords: Hispanic population; Ethnic communities; Economic inequality; Spanish speakers

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


Latinos are the most uninsured minority group in the country. The Federal Government's investments in their health priorities has been in steady decline over the past few decades. This white paper examines investments in key programs with the potential to reach large numbers of this underserved population.