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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

How Do Patterns of Prescription Drug Coverage and Use Differ for White, African American, and Latino Medicare Beneficiaries Under 65 and 65+

This chartpack provides a snapshot of racial/ethnic differences in Medicare beneficiaries? prescription drug coverage, use, and spending. It examines patterns separately for beneficiaries under age 65 and 65+. The summary discusses the relevance of the key findings to the current policy debates about prescription drug coverage. Chartpack (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Under the Affordable Care Act, People of Color Have Seen Greater Gains in Health Coverage But Remain More Likely Than Whites to Be Uninsured

The uninsured rate has fallen among all racial and ethnic groups under the Affordable Care Act with steeper declines among people of color compared to Whites, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The findings for Hispanics were especially striking. Between 2013 and 2015, the uninsured rate…

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New Orleans 10 Years After the Storm: Progress and Challenges

New Orleans Ten Years After the Storm: Progress and Challenges

Views of New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina varied among residents a decade after the storm hit in 2005. A Kaiser Family Foundation/NPR survey finds residents’ reports of conditions in their own neighborhoods and their evaluations of the city’s progress have improved steadily on many fronts. However, residents say challenges remain, particularly in the area of public safety.

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Racial Disparities in Coronavirus

COVID-19 Crisis Will Likely Disproportionately Affect the Health and Finances of Communities of Color

The COVID-19 outbreak will likely disproportionately affect communities of color in both their health and their pocketbooks, compounding longstanding racial disparities in health and economic conditions, according to a new KFF analysis. While comprehensive data about how the COVID-19 crisis is unfolding are not yet available, early data from some…

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Racial Disparities in Coronavirus

Communities of Color at Higher Risk for Health and Economic Challenges due to COVID-19

This brief analyzes data on underlying health conditions, health coverage and health care access, and social and economic factors by race and ethnicity to provide insight into how the health and financial impacts of COVID-19 may vary across racial/ethnic groups.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Racial/Ethnic Divide in Health Care

This brief reviews the issues and the evidence underpinning five broad areas of policy initiatives that flow from recommendations made in the Institute of Medicine's 2002 report, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care.Issue Brief (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Physician Workforce: The Next Generation

The new health reform law poses questions about how the increase in the insured population will affect the demand on the health care workforce. Will it increase the shortage among primary care physicians? What about specialists? How much of the workforce shortage can be alleviated by payment incentives in the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Today’s Topics In Health Disparities: The Effect of the Economic Downturn on the Health of Communities of Color

Transcript (.pdf) On Wednesday, March 25, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a live, interactive webcast to examine the economic downturn’s impact on health care in communities of color as part of its Today’s Topics In Health Disparities series. Rising unemployment has left many families uninsured and increasingly strained family finances…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Indians and Alaska Native: Health Coverage and Access to Care

A study of American Indians’ and Alaska Natives’ access to health care, conducted by researchers from the Urban Institue, University of Arizona and the Kaiser Family Foundation, identifies some of the health policy challenges this population faces. The study was originally published in the Janurary issue of the American Journal…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care and the 2004 Elections: Race, Ethnicity and Health Care

Race, Ethnicity and Health CareDownload a printable .pdf of Health Care and the 2004 Elections: Race, Ethnicity and Health Care.IssueBackgroundRaising Public and Provider Awareness Expanding Health CoverageImproving the Number and Capacity of Providers in Underserved CommunitiesIncreasing the Knowledge BaseAssessing Candidate PositionsIssueRacial and ethnic disparities in health care – whether in…

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