Health care amongst the Latino community has always been a major problem here in the United States.
There are many Latino mothers, fathers, and children who have absolutely no form of health care.
As we move into the twentieth century, we can see a rise in population from the Latino community.
Demographics show that Latinos are projected to increase to 39 million and represent almost 15% of the population, making Latinos the largest minority group in the United States.
As we can see, the population will be at its highest and health care accessibility will be of greater concern then it is now.
In todays community there are so many factors revealed by research that contribute to several barriers that prevent Latinos from attaining health care.
Some factors have came about such as place of birth, lifestyle and migration.
In the book Latino Health in The U.S: A Growing Challenge, Molina outlines three other factors: not having a regular source of medical care, lack of health insurance, and inconveniences in obtaining health care.
Why is insurance a factor in the Latino community?
Why dont Latinos see a doctor on a regular basis?
Why dont Latinos go to one doctor on a regular basis?
It is these questions that have always been asked and are the target of corrective efforts so that Latino communities can have access to health care.
One can hopefully understand the many questions and contribute his or hers possible solutions to this most complicated dilemma.
Place of Birth, Lifestyle, and Migration as a Barrier
Barriers that have been very prevalent in the Latino Community are the place of birth, lifestyle, and migration patterns.
It is not rare to see many Latinos come to the United States and reside with no form of medical plan, aid, or form of health care.
This is simply a direct effect from their place of origins.