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Health insurance coverage and health care utilization among Hispanic construction workers

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      "The health care reform bill enacted in March 2010 aims to expand health coverage to millions of Americans. Among those hardest hit by lack of health coverage are Hispanics, the fastest growing U.S. minority population. To better understand how disparities in health coverage affect this population, this CPWR Data Brief presents current data on insurance coverage and access to health care among Hispanic construction workers. The construction industry has the highest percentage of Hispanic workers among all U.S. industries. During the U.S. economic boom, the proportion of Hispanics more than tripled in construction. Yet health insurance coverage among Hispanic construction workers remained far behind other workers. To make matters worse, Hispanic construction workers are more likely than other populations to take jobs in high-risk occupations and hence are more likely to be injured on the job. As health care reforms are rolled out, this data brief is a timely guide on the current state of health care access among Hispanic construction workers." - NIOSHTIC-2 NIOSHTIC no. 20052102 Research for this report was funded by CPWR using grant U54 OH008307 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH. Hispanic_Data_Brief-Nov-09.pdf
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