New & NoteWorthy
- 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.
- data dashboardRacial and ethnic disparities in health and health care have persisted and in some cases widened over time. This dashboard gathers key data documenting inequities and the factors driving them.
- Race/EthnicityPeople 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.
- Health DisparitiesDespite 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.
- Key FactsData 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.
- 5 Key QuestionsThis brief explains what disparities are, why they matter, their status today, and key efforts to address them, including provisions in the Affordable Care Act.