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Racial inequities pervasive in US health system: study

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-11-25 15:35

Medical assistant Terry Nguyen administers a COVID-19 vaccination dose to Caldrick Williams at a quiet vaccination site in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Aug 19, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - Racial inequities remain pervasive in the US health system, a new study has found.

"Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations are less likely to have health insurance, more likely to face cost-related barriers to getting care, and more likely to incur medical debt," said the Commonwealth Fund in a new report.

"It is also less common for individuals from these groups to have a usual source of care or to regularly receive preventive services like vaccinations," it added.

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