Health Care Experiences
Over one-third of Latino adults report lacking health insurance. In addition, almost six in ten (59%) of those who do have health insurance say that they personally know someone who does not (38% of all Latinos). Together, 73% of Latinos either lack health insurance coverage themselves, or know someone who is uninsured (see Chart 1). It is a common misperception that the majority of people without health insurance is unemployed. However, two-thirds of Latinos who report being uninsured are employed (63%). Another 20% say that they are homemakers or stay-at-home parents, 12% say that they are currently unemployed, 3% say that they are retired, and 3% say that they are students.
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