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Addressing disparities in healthcare. All people should have access to good healthcare. Addressing disparities in healthcare requires going beyond the simple provision of medical services towards understanding how societal, cultural and economic forces affect different patient populations. The Kaiser Family Foundation provides an excellent overview that answers five key questions about health disparities overall, and a consideration of addressing disparities in healthcare effectively.

Many groups are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured, lacking access to care, and experiencing worse health outcomes. For example, people of color and low-income individuals are more likely to be uninsured, face barriers to accessing care, and have higher rates of certain conditions compared to Whites and those at higher incomes.

Disparities in health and health care not only affect the groups facing disparities, but also limit overall gains in quality of care and health for the broader population and result in unnecessary costs. Addressing health disparities is increasingly important as the population becomes more diverse.

Many groups are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured, lacking access to care, and experiencing worse health outcomes. For example, people of color and low-income individuals are more likely to be uninsured, face barriers to accessing care, and have higher rates of certain conditions compared to Whites and those at higher incomes.

Read more at kff.org

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