How Does Uninsurance Vary among Asian American/Pacific Islander Parents?

Fact Sheet

How Does Uninsurance Vary among Asian American/Pacific Islander Parents?

Abstract

In this fact sheet, we use 2018–19 American Community Survey data to examine uninsurance rates among non-Hispanic parents who are Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) by national origin. An estimated 5.8 percent of AAPI parents (294,000 parents) were uninsured in 2018–19, compared with 11.5 percent of parents overall. But AAPI parents’ uninsurance varied dramatically by national origin, with Korean parents experiencing the highest uninsurance rate (20.6 percent). Furthermore, 13.8 percent of AAPI parents with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level were uninsured. Language- and immigration-related barriers may also affect some AAPI parents’ access to coverage and care. These results highlight the need to disaggregate data to identify the communities facing greater challenges accessing needed health care.

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