Among adults, people of color are nearly twice as likely to be uninsured than Whites (20% vs. 11%). Hispanic adults are at the highest risk of lacking coverage with more than one in four uninsured (27%), while 16% of Black adults are uninsured.
The Affordable Care Act has reduced substantially the number of uninsured people in the U.S.. It is important to document and understand racial and ethnic disparities among the remaining uninsured, as well as in access to and utilization of care among those with health coverage. The potential repeal and replacement of the ACA may change this coverage landscape further.