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ACP­ASIM holds symposium on Latino health in Miami

From the November 2000 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright © 2000 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

The College held its second symposium on the barriers to health care coverage faced by the Latino community in Miami on Oct. 5.

The symposium, which was also sponsored by the National Medical Association and the Commonwealth Fund, brought together health care providers, politicians and business leaders to discuss access problems facing the Latino population.

Hispanics in Florida are more than twice as likely to be uninsured as the non-Hispanic white population and nearly 50% more likely than the African American population. In 1999, nearly 30% of Florida's Hispanic population was uninsured, yet on average, 82% of uninsured Hispanics come from working families.

The College's third and final symposium on Latino access to health care is scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 18. For more information, call the College's Washington Office at 800-338-2746.

The symposia are part of the College's Decision 2000 campaign to educate policy-makers and political candidates about the importance of access to health care. More information on the Decision 2000 Campaign, including a press release on the Miami symposium, is on the Web at www.acponline.org/uninsured/index.html.

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