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ACCESS TO QUALITY CARE
Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of care, receive far less routine medical screenings, and have higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared to non-minorities.
Surprise medical billing occurs when insurance companies refuse to cover essential costs for patients, leaving patients to pick up the difference between the out-of-network provider’s fee and the amount covered by their health insurance.
Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 is killing Black Americans at far higher rates than White Americans while Congress is pushing to include legislation that would only serve to further starve Black communities of access to healthcare
As a result of our country’s healthcare disparities, Black women are far more likely to experience pregnancy-related complications and a lack of access to quality maternal care.
For generations, communities of color have been plagued by inadequate access to safe water, heightened exposure to air pollution, the harsh effects of climate change and increased cases of lead poisoning.. To make matters worse, while these factors impact our health, we then have to travel further to seek quality care.