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The health status of latino immigrant women in the United States and future health policy implications of the affordable care act.

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The health status of latino immigrant women in the United States and future health policy implications of the affordable care act.

Glob Adv Health Med. 2013 Sep;2(5):70-4

Authors: de Leon Siantz ML, Castaneda X, Benavente V, Peart T, Felt E

Abstract
Immigrant women of Mexican birth face unique health challenges in the United States. They are at increased risk for developing many preventable health conditions due in part to limited access to healthcare and benefits, legal status, and inadequate income. Increased vulnerability of women has established a growing need to focus on their healthcare needs because of their role, position, and influence in the family. The purpose of this article is to review factors that impact the health status of Mexican-born women living in the United States and review policy implications of the Affordable Care Act for this population. Mexican-born women are the largest female immigrant group in the United States. Therefore, they comprise the group that will need health coverage in the greatest proportion. As a result, there will be a need for culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare services and culturally sensitive providers.

PMID: 24416697 [PubMed]



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