Eight slides provide a snapshot of Puerto Rico’s population, and current and upcoming issues that are affecting the island’s health care system.
The findings also show that Blacks and Hispanics have less confidence in their ability to afford medical costs.
Findings show that noncitizens continue to face barriers to accessing health coverage and care.
Among adults, people of color are nearly twice as likely to be uninsured than Whites (20% vs. 11%). Hispanic adults are at the highest risk of lacking coverage with more than one in four uninsured (27%), while 16% of Black adults are uninsured.
This brief provides an overview of the broad factors that influence health and describes emerging efforts to address them, including initiatives within Medicaid.
Southerners as a group are generally more likely than those in the rest of the nation to have certain chronic illnesses and to experience worse health outcomes.