The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has had a profound impact on access to health care for America's Latino population.

A new poll conducted by Florida Atlantic University displayed the challenges that Hispanics face in obtaining coverage as well as the gains they have made since the implementation of the PPACA.

In total, just under 13 percent of Latinos report lacking health insurance. Thirty percent report having government-provided insurance, such as Medicaid. Women (36 percent) were much more likely than men (23 percent) to have a public sector plan. The rest report having a private insurance policy.

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