The Affordable Care Act and Latinos by Ashley Henderson, Wilma Robinson, and Kenneth Finegold, ASPE.
Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care in the United States are pervasive and welldocumented. Racial and ethnic minorities still lag behind their non-Latino White counterparts across a range of health indicators, including life expectancy, prevalence of chronic diseases, and access to quality care. In addition, individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups
represent about one-third of the nation’s population, but make up over half of the estimated 50 million Americans with no health insurance coverage. An estimated 30.7 percent of Latinos are uninsured, compared with 16.3 percent of all Americans.