Report: Medicaid Cuts Would Significnatly Impact Black, Latino Communities

Medicaid cuts would disproportionately impact the African American and Latino communities, a new FamiliesUSA study finds. Blacks and Latinos “tend to have lower incomes than whites” and “are more than twice as likely to rely on Medicaid for health coverage.” In both black and Latino communities, a little more than one in four people are enrolled in Medicaid, while the program covers fewer than one in eight whites. Consequently, significant reductions to the program would result in fewer opportunities, lower productivity, and increases in medical debt for these communities, the report warns.