Health Disparities Narrowed for Blacks, Latinos Under Obamacare, Study Shows

August 24, 2017, NBC News, Chandelis R. Duster- Health care disparities among blacks and Latinos compared to whites have narrowed because of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, according to a study published by the The Commonwealth Fund Thursday.The report found that the number of blacks and Latinos without health care coverage dropped during the first two years of the ACA’s coverage expansion.From 2013 and 2015, the uninsured rate among blacks between ages 19-64 dropped 9 percent, and dropped 12 percent among uninsured Latinos ages 19-64, the study showed. The rate of uninsured whites dropped 5 percent. The disparity among uninsured blacks and whites also narrowed by 4 percent and among Latinos and whites narrowed 7 percent.

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