CHILDREN OF COLOR ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE ON MEDICAID OR UNINSURED

Employer-Based Coverage

Race/Ethnicity

Number

(in millions)

Percent

White

31.8

76.2

Black

4.3

10.4

Hispanic (any race)

3.6

 

Native American, Eskimo, Aleut

0.3

 

Asian, Pacific Islander

1.7

 

Total

41.7

 

Medicaid Coverage

Race/Ethnicity

Number

(in millions)

Percent

White

6.5

39.6

Black

5.1

30.7

Hispanic (any race)

3.8

23.3

Native American, Eskimo, Aleut

0.4

2.5

Asian, Pacific Islander

0.6

3.8

Total

16.5

100.0

No Coverage

Race/Ethnicity

Number

(in millions)

Percent

White

4.8

49.4

Black

1.7

17.5

Hispanic (any race)

2.8

28.2

Native American, Eskimo, Aleut

0.1

0.9

Asian, Pacific Islander

0.4

4.0

Total

9.8

100.0

FIGURE 2.6

Health insurance coverage among children by race and ethnicity, United States, 1995. SOURCE: EBRI (1997) Estimates are based on data from the 1996 Current Population Survey, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.



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