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Poll Shows Minorities More Worried About Health Care Access Than Whites
Health Security Watch, Kaiser Family Foundation: The latest Health Security Watch tracking poll shows that minorities are significantly more worried about health care access and costs than whites (56% vs. 29%), and people with low incomes are more worried than those with high incomes (59% vs. 25%) -- disparities that are at or near record levels this year. The gaps between whites and minorities were 29 percentage points and 27 percentage points in March and June, which are the largest gaps ever recorded in the survey, and nearly double the 15 percentage point average gap recorded in the 13 tracking polls prior to 2007. Worries among those with annual incomes less than $20,000 have been increasing since 2006, and in June, 59% of this group reported being very worried, compared with 25% of those with annual incomes of $50,000 or more. The full Health Security Watch is online (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 6/28).
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