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Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Use of Health Services; Employment-based coverage; Medicaid/Medi-Cal; Uninsured; Low-Income; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Uninsured; Current Population Survey (CPS); National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Barriers to/Disparities in Health Care; Access to Health Care; Health Insurance Coverage and Programs; Population Focus; Data Sources

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There are 2.4 million American Indians and Alaska Natives(also referred to as Native Americans) in the U.S. population.  They experience significant disparities compared to whites for many health indicators.  The infant
mortality rates among Native Americans are nearly one and a half times those of whites.  Certain chronic conditions are also particularly high among Native Americans — for example, the highest prevalence of diabetes in the world is found among the Pima Indians of Arizona.  Native Americans are disadvantaged in health in part because of their limited access to health insurance, their lower incomes, and decreased access to health care.

Co-published by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research & The Kaiser Family Foundation. Drawn from "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance and Health Care." Brown ER, Ojeda V, Wyn R, Levan R. August 2000.


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