People of color have faced longstanding disparities in health coverage that contribute to disparities in health. This brief examines trends in health coverage by race/ethnicity between 2010 through 2019, prior to the onset of the COVID-19, and discusses the implications for health disparities.
- 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.
This analysis provides an overview of demographic characteristics and health insurance coverage of health care workers with direct patient contact, including those working in hospital and long-term care settings.
- This chart collection examines the characteristics, experiences, and outcomes of the Medicare population by race and ethnicity. It includes data to describe demographics, health status and disease prevalence, health coverage, access to care and service utilization, and health outcomes, including data pertaining to disparities related to COVID-19.
THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN expands to address information needs about the COVID-19 vaccines in the Latinx community with new videos featuring doctors, nurses and promotoras (community health workers) in English and Spanish. Produced by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) under its Greater Than COVID public information response, the campaign is presented with UnidosUS. Previous messaging featured Black health care workers. YouTube/Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are supporting distribution.Read More
- 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.