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Fall 2009 - The African American Journey

Volume 36 Issue 4  


Civil Rights & Constitution

Inequality in Health Care Is Killing African Americans

The health disparities that exist between blacks and whites are significant. The root of these problems is racism and inequalities in social determinants of care. Obama’s health care reform efforts are inadequate because they focus on lack of access caused by inability to pay. Essential to eliminating racial health disparities is an anti-discrimination law that addresses twenty-first-century discrimination.