Hispanics have the highest uninsured rates between

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Hispanics have the highest uninsured rates between every other racial group. In 2015, about 47 percent of Hispanics had private health insurance coverage. Similar to their diet, certain subgroups have more uninsured than others. Cubans and Mexicans had the highest numbers of the uninsured. 28.2 percent of Cubans were uninsured and 21.5 percent of Mexicans (Hispanic/Latino, 2018). Education In 2015, 20% of non-Hispanic blacks received a bachelor’s degree or higher. Amongst this population it is found that more black women earned a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to black men (African America Profile, 2018). In 2015, 66 percent of Hispanics had obtained a high school diploma, while 14.8 percent of Hispanics acquired a bachelor’s degree or higher (Hispanics/Latino, 2018). Medical Conditions Typically have a higher death rate compared to whites because they struggle with medical conditions. Some of these conditions include heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide (African American Profile, 2018). Hispanics have much higher obesity rate compared to other populations This is due to there diets in regard to their culture. Although you can see disparities among the entire population, looking at subgroups within Hispanic culture will uncover much more. For example, Puerto Ricans can suffer disproportionately from asthma, HIV/AIDS, and infant mortality. Mexican-Americans can suffer from diabetes (Hispanic/Latino, 2018).
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3 Outreach African Americans are a minority that falls victim to the many health care disparities. The expansion of health care is a way to fight these health disparities. Medicaid is a very important government program that allows those in undeserving populations access to insurance. The Affordable Care Act expanded the reach of Medicaid and is now one of the primary ways that African Americans obtain insurance. African American and Latino adults are less likely to rely on treatment from a private physician compared to white adults. This may because there are limited access to private physicians in minority communities (Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities, 2008). Some of the biggest disparities among Hispanic groups is much more different than other groups. Finding affordable insurance is troubling just like African Americans but with Hispanics it is often the language barrier that causes more issues for these populations. Some ways that they are fixing this issue is by hiring medical professionals who are bilingual or have a translator on staff as well (Hispanic/Latino, 2018).
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4 Disparity Analysis Essay In the United States, there is a very large group of underserved populations that can’t obtain adequate health care for various reasons. These disparities often times affect members of underserved populations chance at receiving care or even insurance, especially minority groups such as African Americans and Hispanic citizens. Some things that can affect these disparities is cultural norms, religious affiliations, education, predisposed medical conditions, and the current outreach to expand health care. The very many differences between these two groups, emphasizes their many similarities when it comes to accessing health care.
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