Heterogeneity in Health Insurance Coverage Among US Latino Adults

U.S. Latinos of Mexican ancestry are less likely to have health insurance than are non-Mexican Latinos. Insured Mexican Americans are more likely to be married, to have been born in the U.S. and speak English. They are also more likely to have finished high school, to be older than 35 years of age, and to have income above the federal poverty line. Study researchers believe other factors associated with being insured include type of employment and company size, as well as behavioral factors, such as risk aversion and cultural differences.