How Health Insurance Helps Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
African Americans, Latinos, American Indian & Alaska Natives, and Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders are more likely than whites to experience certain health conditions. And they are more likely to get sicker and die from them, too. Early detection and treatment of these conditions can make a difference. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must cover preventive services for free, which can lead to better health and a longer life.
These infographics illustrate how health insurance helps address health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minorities. To see why health insurance matters for communities of color, click on the corresponding demographic below.