New brief examines the composition of the health care workforce and how the risks and the impact of the pandemic on these workers vary across racial/ethnic groups. With prospects for a successful vaccine in the coming months, the brief also examines the overall impact the pandemic is having on health care workers as well as their attitudes towards taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
This Policy Watch post examines the potential impact of the loss of ACA coverage expansions on people of color, possibly widening disparities in health coverage, access to care, and health outcomes. The Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the case in November.
This review of 65 studies since the ACA’s coverage expansion examines how the Medicaid expansion has affected racial disparities in health coverage, access to care, health outcomes, and economic outcomes.
Samantha Artiga, Director of the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program, updates state data on COVID-19 cases and deaths for November22 that indicate widespread disparities for people of color persist compared to their share of the population.
People of color experienced large gains in coverage under the ACA that narrowed longstanding disparities. Beginning in 2017, and continuing in 2018, coverage gains stalled and began reversing for some groups.
Despite being long documented, racial and ethnic disparities in health have persisted and in some cases widened over time, with Black individuals and other groups of color faring worse compared to White individuals across many health status measures.
Data on demographics; health coverage, access, and utilization; and health status by race and ethnicity to provide greater insight into the status of health disparities and changes in disparities since implementation of the ACA.
Findings from discussions in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego about issues facing immigrant families and providers in the current environment and how the local communities have responded to growing needs.