Latinos are still more likely than African-Americans and whites to lack health insurance, but the percentage of uninsured rose among all three groups between 2001 and 2003, the Center for Studying Health System Change said in a new report. The percentage of uninsured working-age Latinos was 40.2% in 2003, up from 36.9% in 2001. For African-Americans, the respective percentages were 23.5% and 21.6%, and for whites, 13.3% and 12.5%. Whites and Latinos have been hardest hit by a drop in employer-sponsored insurance, the center said. Read the report. -- by Joseph Mantone
Latinos much more likely to be uninsured: report
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