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Posted on September 29, 2006
Hispanics Face Greater Healthcare Barriers in Smaller Communities
As Hispanics migrate from cities to smaller urban and rural areas — "new growth" communities — they encounter roadblocks to health care such as language barriers, lack of insurance (30 percent of the population), and distance from health clinics.
Health Coverage and Access to Care for Hispanics in New Growth Communities and Major Hispanic Centers
(36 pages, PDF), from the Kaiser Family Foundation's
Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
, considers the implications of these demographic changes for the country's largest ethnic minority and for communities.
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