Effects of Health Insurance on Perceived Quality of Care Among Latinos in the United States

If you are Latino and have health insurance, you are 1.5 times more likely to have good health care than a Latino without health insurance.

In this study, researchers found that more than three in four Latinos with health insurance said they had excellent/good health care compared to only one in two Latinos without health insurance. Likewise, 83 percent of the insured Latinos with hypertension thought they had excellent/good health care compared to only 64 percent of Latino hypertensive patients who were uninsured. Perceived quality of care differed most widely among the insured and uninsured with chronic medical conditions that required health care services more frequently.

Research has shown that patients who receive adequate health care are more likely to have better health outcomes.