Montgomery County, MD, must help improve Latino health, report says
Washington Post, June 26, 2008
Latinos are the fastest-growing population group in Montgomery County, MD, and more needs to be done to boost their health and well-being, according to a report. Improvements include more access to medical care and expanding transportation and bilingual services, the report's authors state. The report added that estimates from 2005 suggest that more than 50% of Latinos in the county are uninsured, and about half do not have a primary-care doctor. Among Latinos who had not seen a doctor in the past year, the primary reason was the high cost of care, according to the report.
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