Health insurance coverage and health care utilization along the U.S.-Mexico Border: Evidence from the border epidemiologic study on aging Book Chapter

Bastida, E, Brown, HS, Pagán, JA. (2007). Health insurance coverage and health care utilization along the U.S.-Mexico Border: Evidence from the border epidemiologic study on aging . 222-234. 10.1007/978-0-387-47208-9_17



cited authors

  • Bastida, E; Brown, HS; Pagán, JA

fiu authors

abstract

  • One-fifth of the U.S. adult population does not have health insurance coverage and it is projected that the ranks of the uninsured will continue to grow due to increasing health care costs and rising health insurance premiums (DeNavas-Walt, Proctor and Lee, 2005; Gilmer and Kronick, 2001; Rowland, 2004). The U.S. uninsured population is not only relatively large (almost 46 million people) but it is not homogenously distributed across states and communities. Incidentally, the four Southwestern border states, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, are also the only states where the percentage of the total state population without health insurance coverage exceeds 18%. © 2007 Springer.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

  • 0387472061

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780387472065

start page

  • 222

end page

  • 234