High stakes for Latinos in Supreme Court healthcare decision
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release its so-called “decision of the century” when it reveals its thoughts on the legality of Affordable Care Act, President Obama flagship legislation of his tenure.
The justices will be deciding whether or not the Affordable Care Act passes the test of constitutionality. A key question is whether Congress had the authority to require most people to have health insurance or pay a fine.
Health insurance is a high-stakes matter for Latinos, either as individuals or as small business owners who must provide it for their employees.
Here are some quick facts on Latinos and health care.
• Slightly more than 15 million of the roughly 50 million Hispanics living here are uninsured.
• Hispanic persons under age 65 years were about twice (34 percent) as likely as non-Hispanic persons (15 percent) in that age group to be uninsured.
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