Hispanics between ages 18 and 34 are more likely than the general U.S. population to be uninsured, while those with health insurance are more likely to have been with their health plans for only one or two years, according to health information firm Solucient. Some 18% of 550 Hispanics ages 18 to 34 responding to a larger survey said they were uninsured. That compares with a general U.S. uninsured rate of 15.2% in 2002, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released last week. The census figure includes children without insurance as well as adults of all ages. Among Hispanics who reported having health insurance, 17% said they had been covered for one or two years, compared with 11% of all adults surveyed, Solucient said. Nearly 40% of young Hispanics said they gathered health information through the radio, and 25% said they received their health information through visits to the doctor. -- by Patrick Reilly
Hispanics more likely to lack insurance: report
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