Racial and low-Income family Healthcare disparities remain

8/13/2019, 1:51 p.m.
Although the percentage of Americans without health insurance is far below what it was a decade ago.
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Although the percentage of Americans without health insurance is far below what it was a decade ago, it’s been rising since the end of 2016. And significant racial health disparities remain: Native Americans and Hispanics are significantly more likely to be uninsured than Whites, as are African Americans and Hawaii Natives.

Although racial health disparities have narrowed since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, a lack of health coverage continues to be associated with poorer health outcomes.

In addition to people of color, lower-income Americans are also much more likely to be uninsured: More than eight out of ten uninsured Americans have income below 400% of the poverty level.

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