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DID YOU KNOW?
- In 2012, 29 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population was not covered by health insurance, as compared to 10.4 percent of the non-Hispanic White population.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cited some of the leading causes of illness and death among Hispanics, which include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries (accidents), stroke, and diabetes. Nationwide, 8 in 10 eligible uninsured Latinos may qualify either for tax credits to buy coverage through the health insurance marketplace or for programs such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
AARP DC will offer information to help visitors at La Feria make informed decisions about caregiving issues. For more information about AARP DC's outreach to the Latino community, email Johnny Garcia at or call him at 202-434-7717.