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January 2016

Why Getting Health Insurance Matters for African Americans

African Americans are more likely than whites to experience certain health conditions. And they are more likely to get sicker and die from them, too. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge difference. Our infographic shows that, 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. And most people can get financial assistance to help pay for their health insurance.

[Also see our infographics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, Latinos, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders]

Go to to get started. And visit our resource center for more tools to help consumers understand the benefits of health insurance.