Health Care Reform Passed, Now What?
After a year of vociferous debate, health care reform passed. But the unprecedented attention to Americans’ health somehow managed to miss one of the country’s most alarming health problems: the huge disparities in health outcomes for different population groups.
How big are these disparities?
They are huge. Recent research by the American Human Development Project found that Asian Americans in New Jersey live, on average, 26 years longer than Native Americans in South Dakota. Whites in Washington, D.C. live, on average, 12 years longer than African Americans in D.C.
Read the full article in The Huffington Post.