Report Points Out Health Insurance Gap

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A new report says black and Hispanic children in Michigan are less likely to be insured than white children.

It also says fewer minority children are covered by a state health care program than whites.

The report comes from the group Michigan's Children.

It says 20 percent of Hispanic children, 10 percent of black children and seven percent of white children in Michigan are uninsured.

Authors of the report criticize the state's efforts to publicize state health programs to all low-income families.

They say that two-thirds of the children enrolled in the state's MI-Child (my-child) insurance program are white and 11 percent are black.


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