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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:37 AM
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Hispanic kids less likely to have health insurance
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-hisp20.html

WASHINGTON -- Hispanic children are less likely than other children to have health insurance or recommended vaccinations, disparities that a government study says will be magnified in the coming years by the nation's changing demographics.

By the year 2020, nearly one in four American children will be Hispanic, up from fewer than one in five today.

Ethnicity not source of difference

The data in the government report shows that the rising number of Hispanic children would help lower the rate of smoking among teens.

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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:40 AM
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1. Isn't our largest group of illegal aliens of Hispanic origin?
Might that account for the poverty and lack of health insurance?

Seems like a no-brainer to me.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:00 AM
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2. Most of the uninsured are "POOR" Sick People of any race !!
The driving FORCE here is "POVERTY", It isn NOT driven BY a Racial Agenda.

The Poor get sicker and Rich get Richer...
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