Minority groups experience significant disparities in their health care experiences, according to an article by Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Centers’ Gilbert Benavidez and Austin Frakt, but there are some policy goals which could help promote equity.
According to the article, large gaps in wealth ultimately produces “negative health consequences,” including the underuse of medication to ensure supply lasts as long as possible.
And while the Affordable Care Act brought down the uninsured rate in the country, more than 28 million Americans are still without coverage.
“More than half (55%) of uninsured Americans under the age of 65 are people of color,” the article states. “For those with no insurance, paying retail prices for medications is often financially impossible.”
To find out possible policy solutions that could reduce the health care disparity, read the full article here.