Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

Conclusion

In sum, disparities in health and health care remain a persistent challenge in the United States. The data presented here show that despite improvements in some measures since implementation of the ACA coverage expansions, people of color continue to face significant disparities in coverage, access to, and utilization of care and health status and outcomes. The scope and types of disparities vary across racial and ethnic groups. These disparities are driven by a wide range of factors both inside and outside the health care system. Moreover, although the ACA included provisions designed to increase data available to identify and monitor disparities, there remain key gaps in data, particularly for some racial and ethnic subgroups.

Health Status Methods