Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to and Utilization of Care among Insured Adults

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August, 2015
This analysis provides greater insight into the extent to which Black and Hispanic adults with health coverage face disparities in access to and utilization of care and whether these disparities vary between Medicaid enrollees and privately insured adults. It is based on data from the 2014 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans.  Through its coverage expansions, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides an opportunity to reduce long standing disparities in health insurance coverage for people of color, which may contribute to improvements in their access to and utilization of care. However, many factors beyond health insurance influence individuals’ ability to obtain care. kaiserf.am/1Mn7PV4
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