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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance and Health Care


Racial and ethnic groups in the United States continue to experience major differences in health status compared to the majority white population. Although many factors affect health status, the lack of health insurance and other barriers to obtaining health services markedly diminish minorities’ use of both preventive services and medical treatments. This report, produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, examines health insurance coverage and access to physician services among African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives. By pooling national survey data over two years, information about particular minority subgroups is also provided.

Four new fact sheets examining health insurance coverage and access to physician services among these racial and ethnic minority groups have also been released.

  • Report

  • News Release: New Report Provides Critical Information About Health Insurance Coverage and Access for Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
  • Fact Sheet: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Fact Sheet: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Fact Sheet: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Latinos
  • Fact Sheet: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among African Americans