END OF 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD (42 states)

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Hispanic uninsured rate drops by 36% nationally

Hat Tip To: 
Chris Savage

One of the bigger concerns about the ACA was that the reduction in uninsured rates wouldn't be felt among the Hispanic community in particular. Instead, that demographic appears to be outpacing the general populace:

The federal healthcare law has dramatically increased coverage among Latinos, according to a new report that provides a comprehensive look at the effects of the Affordable Care Act on a historically underinsured community.

Overall, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between summer 2013 and spring 2014.

That's a reduction of 13 percent points, or 36% among non-elderly adults.

By comparison, the overall reduction nationally has been from around 20% down to 15%...or roughly a 25% drop.

Annnnnnd another ACA attack point bites the dust.