Eligible Uninsured Latinos: 8 in 10 Could Receive Health Insurance Marketplace Tax Credits, Medicaid or CHIP
Approximately 8 in 10 eligible uninsured Latinos in the United States could obtain Health Insurance Marketplace tax credits, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This ASPE Issue Brief discusses the demographics of the eligible uninsured Latino population and new health insurance coverage options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. There are 10.2 million eligible uninsured Latinos nationwide, according to data from the 2011 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, and nearly one-quarter of all eligible uninsured in the United States are Latino. Under the Affordable Care Act, 3.9 million uninsured Latinos may be eligible for Marketplace tax credits and 4.2 million for Medicaid or CHIP coverage.