Discrimination’s Impact on Health Care for Older Adults

Racial and ethnic discrimination in the U.S. health care system is taking a toll on older Americans, even preventing some from getting needed care, a Commonwealth Fund study finds. One in four older adults of color surveyed said that healthcare professionals have treated them unfairly or ignored health concerns because of their race or ethnicity. Among those who reported being discriminated against, more than a quarter said that they did not get the care they needed because of that discrimination. Read more here.