Friday, December 21, 2007

Minorities Hit Hard by Rising Health Care Costs

By Dana Boone

A new report by Families USA "Too Great a Burden: America's Families at Risk" found that a disproportionate number of the nation's minorities were uninsured between 2006 and 2007.

The report found that 44.5 percent of African-Americans, 60.7 percent of Latinos, 38.2 percent of people comprised of other ethnicities and 26 percent of whites were uninsured between 2006 and 2007.

Read more at Iowa Independent.

1 comment:

Fred Smith said...

I would think that rising health care costs would hurt EVERYONE not just minorities. Heck, nobody wants to pay more for health care.

Another point this article fails to mention is that people living below the poverty level get free health care. These increases hurt the middle class the most.

It is too bad the media distorts news articles like this. Exploiting minorities is always good for selling a few extra papers because our people will eat this stuff up.