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Title: Racism, inequality, and health care for African Americans
Contributors: Taylor, Jamila
Keywords: African Americans—Health and hygiene
Racism—Political aspects—United States
Medical policy—United States
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2019
Publisher: The Century Foundation
Place of Publication: New York
Description: The American health care system in beset with inequalities that have a disproportionate impact on people of color and other marginalized groups. These inequalities contribute to gaps in health insurance coverage, uneven access to services, and poorer health outcomes among certain populations. African Americans bear the brunt of these health care challenges.This report will examine the state of health care coverage for African Americans and shed a light on important social factors that uniquely impact their health outcomes. In an effort to draw implications from leading health care reform plans, recommendations are made for the way forward in ensuring that the physiological and social impacts of racism are not omitted in efforts to secure truly universal health care coverage in America. African Americans are one of the most politically engaged demographics in this country. Addressing their unique challenges and perspectives, including the pervasive impacts of racism, must be included in health reform efforts.
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