Health Law Will Reduce Ethnic, Racial Divides In Coverage, Urban Institute Says
But African-Americans aren't seeing as much improvement as Latinos and American Indians because many live in states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to the Urban Institute.
ACA Could Reduce, But Not End, Coverage Disparities, Study Finds
Disparities in the uninsured rate of Latinos and American Indians versus whites will narrow under Obamacare, but blacks won’t experience that effect to the same degree unless more states expand Medicaid, according to a new Urban Institute projection of the law’s impact two years from now. (Winfield Cunningham, 12/16)
The Fiscal Times:
Obamacare Will Shrink Racial Divide In Health Coverage
The Affordable Care Act is already playing a major role in slicing the national uninsured rate to its lowest point in recent history. A new analysis by the Urban Institute projects that the law will also help narrow the coverage gap between white people and minorities. (Ehley, 12/17)
Meanwhile, Brandeis researchers explore whether government policies can eliminate health disparities among children -
Can Government Policies Correct Race And Ethnicity Disparities In Child Health?
When Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and Pamela K. Joshi set out to study the racial and ethnic equity of federal policies impacting child health, they didn’t expect it to be terribly difficult. After all, they figured, there are federal mandates that require agencies to collect data on race and ethnicity. But finding the data that the researchers from Brandeis University wanted to analyze was difficult. It was buried in reports or tied up in semantics. (Morris, 12/16)