Hispanics With Limited English Skills Experience More Health Care Barriers Than Proficient English Speakers, Analysis Finds
"Problems With English Help Block Many Hispanics From Medical Care" (.pdf), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's News and Numbers: Roughly six of every 10 Hispanics with limited English proficiency are also uninsured, compared with three of every 10 Hispanics who speak English proficiently, according to an AHRQ analysis of 2004 data from Demographics and Health Care Access of Limited-English-Proficient and English-Proficient Hispanics. The analysis also finds that about 49% of Hispanics with limited English proficiency have a source of routine medical care, compared with 63% of those who speak English proficiently. A new AHRQ public service campaign encourages Hispanics to seek preventive care (AHRQ release, 3/26).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.