June 7, 2011
Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid Facts
In 2009, 27% of Hispanic Americans—13 million people, including 9 million children—were covered by Medicaid, compared to 33% covered by employer-based coverage and 5% covered by Medicare (see Figure 1). In contrast, 11% of non-Hispanic white Americans were covered by Medicaid. Hispanic Americans account for 1 in 4 Medicaid enrollees.