There are major issues that Latinos encounter when seeking health care — which is not only a necessity to leading a happy, healthy life, but a fundamental right.
In study after study, Latinos’ overall health has been found to be poorer than every other ethnic group in the U.S. There are various reasons for this disparity, including, but not limited to, economics and residency status. Frances G. Padilla, president of Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, pushes to correct this injustice by educating, informing and advocating for universal access to quality health care for all.
“There is a high rate of lack of insurance in Latinos compared to blacks and whites,” says Padilla. “The challenge comes with chronic illness prevention and management. So it’s really important that Latinos have insurance, that they are covered either through medicaid or private insurance, and able to get to …