Ensuring access for Hispanic Americans

Andrew Powaleny
Andrew Powaleny October 14, 2015
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Hispanic Heritage Month may be coming to a close, but every day we need to ensure people have access to trusted health care information regardless of the language they speak. This time of year, whether you're shopping for health insurance for the first time or looking at your coverage options every year, making sure your health plan meets your needs can be a challenge. That’s why educational resources on health care coverage are important to ensure patients have the information they need and questions to ask to choose the best coverage for them and their family – and to access the treatments and services they need. 

To address this, PhRMA’s Access Better Coverage campaign recently launched a Spanish-language hub providing Hispanic Americans with new resources for understanding complicated health insurance terms, what to look for in a health plan and questions to ask your physician.

There are more than 50 million Hispanics living in the United States and in 2013 accounted for nearly one-third of the non-elderly uninsured population. To facilitate dialogue on the importance of access to care for Hispanic Americans, PhRMA asked health experts the following question for our Conversations forum:

What needs to be done to ensure Hispanic patients have access to needed treatments?

Take a look at what they had to say on our Conversations page and check back in a few weeks for our next Conversations series examining a critical aspect of the Medicare program to help low income Americans.

Topics: Access, Access Better Coverage