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Testimony: The Status of Health and Health Care Disparities in the United States

On March 8, 2017, Samantha Artiga, director of the Disparities Policy Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies as part of its hearing entitled Public Witnesses Day. Her testimony addressed the status of health and health care disparities in the U.S. at a time of transformation in the nation’s health care system, both through the Affordable Care Act and, more recently, as Congress considers a repeal of the law and further changes to health care.