Health Care in America Is Deeply Unequal

Axios writes that health care in America is deeply unequal, and it might get worse. That matters because all of the innovation in the world won’t make any difference to patients if it’s unaffordable or inaccessible. “It’s not only inequities in access to the system, but then also differential experiences even within the system,” said Samantha Artiga, vice president and director of the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program at KFF. When you look at health outcomes, “you will see persistent and long-standing disparities in health … really from the beginning of life to end of life.” These disparities are evident in insurance, hospitals, prescription drugs, access, aging, mental health, addiction, workforce, and emerging technologies – all of which add up to inequity in life expectancy. Learn more.