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Identifying Vulnerable Asian Americans Under Health Care Reform: Working in Small Businesses and Health Care Coverage (Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2005 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2005); 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2007); 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2009); 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); Low-Income; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Immigrant; Asian; Health Insurance Coverage and Programs; Uninsured; Employment-based coverage

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​Working in small businesses has been identified as a key factor for low coverage rates in immigrant communities. In this study, the authors identify specific cultural and socioeconomic predictors of Asian Americans who work in small businesses to identify subgroups at a greater disadvantage than others in obtaining health insurance. Logistic regression models were fitted using a sample of 3,819 Asian American small business owners and employers extracted from pooled 2005–2012 California Health Interview Survey data.

Authors found that individuals with low-income levels, Korean Americans, U.S.-born South Asian and Southeast Asian (other than Vietnamese) Americans, immigrants without citizenship (particularly those lacking a green card), and individuals with limited English proficiency had higher odds of lacking coverage. The odds of being uninsured did not differ between small business owners and employees. Based upon these key findings, the authors propose several strategies to expand coverage for Asian Americans working in small businesses and their most vulnerable subgroups



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