Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Racial inequities pervasive in U.S. health system: study

Xinhua/Liu Jie

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Washington DC, 25 November (2021) - Racial inequities remain pervasive in the U.S. health system, a new study has found.

"Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations are less likely to have health insurance, more likely to face cost-related barriers to getting care, and more likely to incur medical debt," said the Commonwealth Fund in a new report.

"It is also less common for individuals from these groups to have a usual source of care or to regularly receive preventive services like vaccinations," it added. 

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