The more than 50 million Hispanics living in the United States make up 17 percent of the total population and are the nation’s fastest growing racial or ethnic group. Many Hispanics continue to face disparities in health coverage and care, and they have the highest uninsured rate among racial/ethnic groups,…
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One of the key goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to reduce the number of uninsured through a Medicaid expansion and the creation of health insurance exchange marketplaces with advance premium tax credits to help moderate-income individuals pay for this coverage. Given that people of color are at…
Latinos in the United States continue to be impacted by HIV/AIDS, having higher rates of both new HIV infections and people living with HIV disease than their white counterparts.1, 2, 3, 4 Latino youth and gay and bisexual men have been particularly affected, and the epidemic’s impact varies across the…
This updated fact sheet highlghts the epidemic’s impact on Black Americans, providing current data and trends over time.
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid and create new health insurance exchanges that will significantly increase coverage options for citizens and lawfully present immigrants. This brief provides an overview of health coverage for immigrants today and their new coverage options under health reform. Fact Sheet (.pdf)
The Obama administration and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators recently released blueprints for immigration reform proposals that include a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. Subject to meeting specified requirements, these individuals would be able to apply for a provisional…
The February Kaiser Health Tracking Poll focuses on some of the health policy implications of this winter’s national debate over gun violence, gun control and the adequacy of the nation’s response to the needs of those living with serious mental illness. The survey finds that one in five Americans have some connection to a victim of gun violence, a share that doubles to 42 percent among blacks.
This brief provides an introduction to health and health care disparities, not only for racial and ethnic groups but also for groups defined by other characteristics, such as socioeconomic status, geographic location, age, and language. Brief (.pdf)
Putting Men’s Health Care Disparities On The Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level
This report documents the persistence of disparities between white men and men of color — and among different groups within men of color — on 22 indicators of health and well-being, including rates of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, as well as insurance coverage and health screenings. It also catalogues disparities in factors that influence health and access to care such as income and education, and other social determinants of health.
Putting Men’s Health Care Disparities on the Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level
This Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that men of color in almost every state continue to fare worse than white men on a variety of measures of health, health care access and other social determinants of health. It documents the persistence of such disparities between white men and men of…