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| By CBPP

This week at CBPP, we announced Peggy Bailey as our Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Development. We also focused on health and Social Security.

Chart of the Week – Health Coverage Rates Vary Widely Across — and Within — Racial and Ethnic Groups: Selected Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity

Table 1
Selected Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2022
 Uninsured rateMedian household income 
(thousands of $)
Share of whom live in state with no Medicaid expansionShare of whom don’t have U.S. citizenshipShare of whom don’t speak English or don't speak it well
Overall     
American Indian / Alaska Native     
Asian     
Black     
Latino     
Multiracial     
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander     
Some Other Race     
White     
Asian Groups
Cambodian     
Chinese     
Filipino     
Hmong     
Indian     
Japanese     
Korean     
Pakistani     
Thai     
Vietnamese     
Latino Groups
Colombian     
Cuban     
Dominican     
Ecuadorian     
Guatemalan     
Honduran     
Mexican     
Peruvian     
Puerto Rican     
Salvadoran     

Note: Estimates for language proficiency are for people aged 5-64 and combine years 2018-2022 to increase sample size. All other estimates are for people up to age 64, in non-institutionalized settings in 2022. See Appendix II for details.

Estimates are statistically different from the overall average at the 90 percent confidence level except for those with an asterisk (*).

Source: CBPP analysis of American Community Survey, 2018-2022

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of our highlights: 

Healthcare: Latinos still 'experience particularly high uninsured rates,' new data shows 
Yahoo Finance 
May 9, 2024

Push senators to approve stalled Child Tax Credit in Congress 
St. Louis Post Dispatch 
May 9, 2024

The Social Security fix no one is talking about 
Reuters 
May 7, 2024

No, Social Security is not going to go bankrupt 
Verify 
May 7, 2024

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