Insured or not, one in five said they couldn't get treated for serious illness, while preventive and elective procedures were neglected. Disruptions in care hit Black and Native Americans the hardest.
racial disparities in health care
The Black Coalition Against COVID released a report two years into the pandemic as hospitalization rates for Black people with COVID-19 in the U.S. were the highest they've ever been.
For most people, more education leads to healthier and longer lives. Not so for Black men. Racism's power in harming their health may be more persistent than previously understood, researchers say.
Nonwhite Americans looking for care for a loved one are much more likely than whites to encounter discrimination, language barriers, and providers who lack cultural competence, a new report finds.
An NPR analysis of finds that U.S. distribution sites are more common in whiter areas, despite the pandemic's disproportionate impact on Blacks and Latinos.
A South Los Angeles hospital has long provided for an underserved community where private insurance is scarce and chronic illnesses can flourish. And then came a devastating coronavirus surge.
Doctors who helped stop Ebola call on Joe Biden's transition team to address COVID-19's racial and economic inequities. The evidence shows a safety net under the most vulnerable protects us all.
For five decades, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center has confronted the ways disparities can hurt its patients' health. Community leaders say it's a model for cities facing similar struggles.
Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's health secretary, discusses a new health equity metric that requires larger counties to reduce coronavirus rates in minority communities before businesses can reopen.
A new report highlights the disproportionate harm the pandemic has done to Black people, Latinos and Native Americans, and systemic factors behind it. It lays out steps to repair the problems.