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As with environmental initiatives, movement toward universal health care is coming from the states. That was demonstrated again on Saturday with a regional action summit called Latino Voices in Universal Health Care.

The Latino community is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population and has the highest percentage of uninsured and underinsured people. That’s true in Connecticut as well. The latest census figures show that Latinos are ten percent of the state population but 40 percent of the uninsured.

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