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One Hospital's Efforts to Hurdle the Language Barrier

(HealthDay News) Rebecca Reyes's job at Duke University Hospital is to help fill in the cracks in the system that's intended to make sure everyone gets good medical care.
Reyes works as coordinator of the hospital's Latino Health Project, a job she's held for 10 years…
"People receive a bill, and it's all in English," Reyes said…
The other health barrier faced by Latinos at the hospital, Reyes said, is a lack of knowledge about how the health-care system works in the United States…
Despite these issues, Reyes believes that many of the health disparities between the Latino community and white Americans derive from a social context, and are not solely due to failings of the health-care system.
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