The Role of Language in Health Care Access and Utilization for Insured Hispanic Adults

Issue Brief
  1. “Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova, The Limited English Proficient Population in the United States (Migration Policy Institute, July 2015), http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/limited-english-proficient-population-united-states/.

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  2. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Overview of Health Coverage for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, June 2012), https://www.kff.org/disparities-policy/fact-sheet/overview-of-health-coverage-for-individuals-with/

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  3. Ibid.

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  4. People who opted to take the survey in Spanish were asked “Would you say you can carry on a conversation in English (both understanding and speaking)—very well, pretty well, just a little, or not at all?” Those who responded saying “just a little” or “not at all” are classified as not speaking English well.

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