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“The state’s six million uninsured individuals represent 24% of the state’s country population and include 1.2 million children and 3.3 million Latinos. At the same time, Texas has some of the nation’s highest rates of poverty, childhood obesity, and chronic diseases.”
National Council of La Raza
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According to “Texas on the Brink” 2011, Texas ranks first in percent of population unisured and 49th in percent of low income population covered by Medicaid. Texas ranks last on per capita spending on Mental Health and 49th per capita spending on Medicaid. We also rank 50th on percent of non-elderly women with health insurance. Texas has the power to reduce health disparities starting by approving Medicaid expansion. Please visit the resources below to learn more how Texas can be healthier.
http://issuu.com/txlatinoedpolicy/docs/shc_malc_edu_task_force_agenda_fina/0
Legislative Themes from Latino Healthcare Taskforce
Hispanics have particulary high uninsured rates
Insurance coverage of Hispanics in the United States and Texas, 2011
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Note: Totals may not sum to 100% due to roundingSource: KCMU / Urban Institute analysis of 2012 ASEC Supplement
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Hispanics in Texas have particulary high stakes in the Medicaid expansion decision
Non-elderly should have a hyphen
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Note: Totals may not sum to 100% due to roundingSource: KCMU / Urban Institute analysis of 2011 American Community Survey