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dents in the same year (bls, 2014). Importantly, the
occupations with the greatest increase in uninsured
workersbetween2004and2013areservice jobsand
executives, professionalsand technicians (tenandfive
percentagepoints, respectively).
Over half ofMexicans lackhealth insurance
ineight out of the ten stateswith the
highest number ofMexican immigrants
There are significant differences at the state level
in terms of the degree of exclusion of Mexican im-
migrants from access to health insurance, which has
been affected by the implementation or absence of
economic, social and cultural policies within local and
state governments. In 2013, the states of North Ca-
rolina, Maryland, Florida andNew Jersey recorded the
highestuninsured rates(between78and70%). Infive
states (Kansas, Georgia, Oregon, Idaho and Texas),
between 60 and 70% of theMexican immigrant po-
pulation lacked insurance, and between 50 and 60%
wereuninsured ineight other states (Utah, NewYork,
Wisconsin, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, New
Mexico and Arizona). In the states with the largest
numbersofMexican immigrants, only inCaliforniaand
Illinois did less than half lack health insurance (43%
and40%, respectively). KansasandGeorgia increased
their percentages between 2004 and 2013, 23.8%
and10.3%, respectively (Table3).
Source: Migration Policy Bureau, SEGOB, based on U.S. Census Bureau,
Current Population Survey
(CPS), for March
2004and2013. IntegratedPublicUseMicrodataSeries (IPUMS)USA,Minneapolis: UniversityofMinnesota.
Figure18.Mexicanpopulation living in theUnitedStateswithout health insurance,
byoccupation, 2004and2013
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