Expanding Medicaid Would Help Close Coverage Gap for Latino Children and Parents
Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion offered states the opportunity to cover more low-income families and reduce racial coverage disparities.
Yet 12 states refuse to expand, even in the midst of a pandemic. As a result, the uninsured rate for Latino parents and children in non-expansion states is wider and growing faster than in expansion states. State policymakers have a responsibility to advance health equity by adopting Medicaid expansion and narrowing coverage gaps between Latino and non-Latino parents and children in their state.