HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Hispanics face high rates of unstable health care coverage, low rates of preventive care

New York City, October 16, 2003--Nearly half (45%) of Hispanics under age 65 and two-thirds (65%) of working-age Hispanics with low incomes were uninsured for all or part of the year in 2000, according to a new analysis by The Commonwealth Fund. Uninsured Hispanics have low rates of some preventive health services: just 39% of uninsured Hispanic adults with diabetes had annual foot exams (needed for early identification of problems that could lead to amputation) compared with 67% of Hispanics with insurance. Sixteen percent of uninsured Hispanic men ages 40-64 received prostate exams, compared with 40% of insured Hispanic men in that age group.

"Lack of health insurance and gaps in coverage can have serious health consequences," said Karen Davis, president of The Commonwealth Fund. "Hispanics are at high risk of failing to receive medical care that can prevent lifelong--or even life-threatening--health problems."

Insurance, Access, and Quality of Care Among Hispanic Populations: The Commonwealth Fund 2003 Chartpack, by Michelle M. Doty, senior analyst at The Commonwealth Fund, provides new analyses of recent surveys and draws from recent reports published by The Commonwealth Fund. Other new findings include:

  • High rates of lack of insurance and unstable coverage are especially likely to affect Hispanic children in low-income families: nearly half (44%) were uninsured or had a time uninsured during the year, compared with one-third (33%) of U.S. children in low-income families.
  • Hispanics ages 50-64 are also as high risk for unstable coverage: 61% were uninsured all year or had a gap in coverage, compared with 41% of that age group in the total population.
  • One quarter of Hispanics ages 50-64 went without needed care (did not fill a prescription or skipped a needed medical test, treatment or follow-up) due to costs.

"Lack of insurance, unstable coverage, language barriers, and low income all contribute to the grow
'"/>

Contact: Mary Mahon
mm@cmwf.org
212-606-3853
Commonwealth Fund
16-Oct-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
2. Among elderly, depression more prevalent in Hispanics and blacks
3. Young blacks, Hispanics more prone to stroke than young whites
4. Obesity might play part in increasing breast cancer rates among Hispanics
5. UNC, Wake Forest scholars work to reduce crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina
6. Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk
7. New study in Nature demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
8. Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
9. Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
10. Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
11. Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/28/2020)... ... March 28, 2020 , ... iPatientCare, a pioneer ... and patient engagement solutions has expanded the availability of telehealth services and other ... crisis, telemedicine has a big role in fighting coronavirus . Increasing the ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... PLEASANTON, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2020 ... ... (NYSE:TFX) focused on addressing unmet needs in the field of urology, today announced ... designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Wadhwa ...
(Date:3/22/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... March 21, 2020 , ... ... patient communication, announces easy-to-implement solutions that hospitals, medical organizations, and health centers can ... sector adapts to the coronavirus pandemic, many medical professionals are working around the ...
(Date:3/20/2020)... ... March 20, 2020 , ... CommunityMed Urgent Care ... clinics. The virtual waiting room lets patients present online, complete registration paperwork (including ... queue, wait for their turn, and get signaled that their clean exam room is ...
(Date:3/19/2020)... ... 2020 , ... For weeks, SignatureCare Emergency Center has been preparing its emergency ... announced that while we are still short of some critical safety equipment, medical equipment ... preparedness measures to be complete. , The Houston, TX based company said it has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/2/2020)... , ... April 02, 2020 , ... NCPDP has elected ... the Meeting of the NCPDP Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. ... Babbrah, M.B.A., PBM Practice Lead, Point-of-Care Partners, newly elected to the Board of Trustees. ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... ... April 01, 2020 , ... Dr. Michele S. ... with the esteemed Haute Beauty network. , The Haute Beauty Network, well known ... a leading Anti-Aging Expert. , Haute Beauty offers a prominent collective of leading ...
(Date:3/30/2020)... ... March 30, 2020 , ... Energage, the leader in ... launched a series of survey question packs that enable organizations to keep the ... decisions. As the current situation continues to evolve, The Energage Operational Readiness Survey ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: