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Addressing Disparities in Health and Health Care — Issues for Reform

Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Dr.P.H., Kaiser senior advisor on race, ethnicity and health care, testified before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee about the role of health insurance in reducing disparities in health care and in health status. The testimony is part of an ongoing health reform hearing series. Testimony (.pdf)…

Five Basic Facts on Immigrants and Their Health Care

As discussions on national health care reform move to the forefront, some have focused on the role of immigrants in the health care system, including their impact on the nation’s uninsured problem, their participation in public health coverage programs, and their use of hospital emergency rooms. To address questions about…

Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Tutorial

This tutorial was produced for kaiserEDU.org, a Kaiser Family Foundation website that ceased production in September 2013. The kaiserEDU.org tutorials are no longer being updated but have been made available on kff.org due to demand by professors who are using the tutorials in class assignments. You may search for other tutorials to…

An Overview of HIV/AIDS in Black America

Black Americans account for more HIV and AIDS cases, people estimated to be living with AIDS, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. Today, Black Americans make up about 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for half of all new AIDS cases. And, despite…

The Health Status of African American Men in the United States  

The Health Status of African American Men in the United States This fact sheet provides an overview of the health of the nation’s 17.3 million African American men, including mortality rates, health status, insurance coverage and access to care. It also looks at the population’s socioeconomic factors that relate to…

Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity and Medical Care

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s updated version of Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity and Medical Care, 2007 Update, serves as a quick reference source on health disparities, presenting the best available data and analysis. This report includes data on the uninsured and access to care by race/ethnicity as well as information about the…

Health Care Coverage and Access for Hispanics: How Does It Differ Across America

A new report from the Foundation’s Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured finds that as the Hispanic population grows and moves beyond urban centers, Hispanics in “new growth communities” face greater barriers to health care than those in cities considered “major Hispanic centers.” By 2003, the uninsured rate for…

The Role of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage for Immigrants: A Primer

Access to employer-sponsored health insurance is declining for all families living in the United States, and this problem is especially acute for immigrant families. Employer-sponsored coverage is a particularly important source of insurance for immigrant families since their eligibility for public coverage through Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance…

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