For Many In Baltimore’s Growing Latino Community, Health Care Is A Challenge

(By Michael Anft for Kaiser Health News)

Cecilia Ramirez is worried about her weight and troubling symptoms that hint of diabetes, but she won’t seek medical help because she can’t afford it.

“I don’t go to the doctor when I’m sick — it’s too expensive,” she said, adding that worries about her weight and troubling symptoms that hint of diabetes will also have to wait until she can afford to make an appointment.

Though she is a sales worker at an insurance agency in Highlandtown, an East Baltimore neighborhood that has seen an influx of Hispanic immigrants in recent years, Ramirez, 23, has no health insurance. Read article here……

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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