The Role of Health Coverage for Communities of Color
The current health reform debate in this country focuses heavily on providing access to affordable health coverage for the millions of people who are uninsured. Any effort to expand coverage, alter current public programs, and/or create new public programs will have important consequences for the health of communities of color, who are more likely than Whites to be enrolled in public programs or be uninsured. This issue brief highlights variations in coverage by race and ethnicity and examines the role health coverage plays for communities of color.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
- The Role of Medicare and the Indian Health Service for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Health, Access and Coverage
- Advancing Opportunities, Assessing Challenges: Key Themes from a Roundtable Discussion of Health Care and Health Equity in the South
- Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook
- Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act