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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | March 12, 2014

About 10% of Latino Children Uninsured in California

Newly published data on California children’s health care show that Latino/Hispanic children were uninsured at twice the rate of their peers in 2012, the last year for which figures are available. Having more Latino families sign up for health coverage is seen as vital to health reform’s success in California.

An estimated 10% of Hispanic/Latino children were uninsured in 2012, compared to 5.1% of white children and 5.8% of African American/Black children.

Statewide, however, the estimated percentage of children without health insurance declined from 9.5% to 7.9% between 2009 and 2012. Parent reports of delaying or forgoing needed health care for their children also declined slightly during approximately the same time period.

Read more about children’s health care indicators in California, including policy implications>>

See Health Coverage and Access to Care Data for California Children  

Helpful Links

Child Health USA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Child and Adolescent Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Health Insurance and Access to Care Knowledge Path, Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University

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