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Latinos and The Health Care Bill

Monday, November 16, 2009 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 2:58 PM

Daniel Cubias has this article over at the Huffpost.The only comment I would make is the use of 'white people' against 'latino people'? What about white latinos? It is a never ending search for the proper name to use to define a group of people. But anyways, the article gives us some good numbers. It reads, in part:
"Hispanics are younger than the general population, and therefore enjoy the health benefits that come with youth. Also, when compared to white people, we tend to have healthier hearts (yes, despite our infamous hot tempers) and are less likely to suffer a stroke.
However, these pluses must be balanced against the fact that we tend to be fatter, have a greater risk for diabetes, and are less likely to be fully immunized when compared to the majority culture.
Most interesting is that Latinos are the group most likely to be uninsured. A stunning 40 percent of Hispanics don't have insurance, which no doubt accounts for a large chunk of the overall uninsured rate of 16 percent.
Read the whole article here

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