Hispanics and the Health Care Debate

Start: Friday, December 4, 2009 - 8:00 am

End: Friday, December 4, 2009 - 9:30 am

UNM HSC College of Pharmacy Building, Room B-15



Professor, Department of Sociology and Public Affairs

University of Texas at Austin

Hispanics and the Health Care Debate

Friday, December 4, 2009

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

UNM HSC College of Pharmacy Building, Room B-15

In the context of national health care reform, this Workshop will consider the lack of insurance coverage among Mexican-origin populations, particularly in Texas and New Mexico. There, while 16% of non-Hispanic whites were without coverage for all or part of 2007, roughly 40% of Hispanics were uninsured. Along with the lack of retirement coverage, this situation is a tragedy for the Mexican-origin population in the Southwestern U.S. But it also has broader, longer-term implications, especially given the uneven age distribution of ethnic groups. The Workshop will explore the social and policy implications of these circumstances, particularly from the perspective of different political philosophies.


RWJF Center for Health Policy

The RWJF Center for Health Policy is the only health policy center dedicated to increasing the number of leaders from Latino and American Indian communities helping to shape the future of our nation’s health and health care. A collaboration of the University of New Mexico and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RWJF Center for Health Policy focuses on inserting the perspectives of Latino, American Indian and other underrepresented groups into the most pressing health policy debates today. Visit


http://healthpolicy.unm.edu for further information. hpolicy@.unm.edu or at our website http://healthpolicy.unm.edu

For more information contact the Center at 505–277–0130


A workshop presented by

Jacqueline L. Angel