Our nation’s legacy of racism is embedded in our health care system. For many people of color, this legacy has meant less access to quality care and poorer health outcomes. The Commonwealth Fund tracks health insurance coverage, affordability, and health outcomes for Black, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native Americans. We also highlight policies and practices needed to achieve an antiracist health system that helps people of color to thrive.
The U.S. Maternal Health Divide: The Limited Maternal Health Services and Worse Outcomes of States Proposing New Abortion Restrictions
States banning/restricting abortion have fewer maternity care providers, more maternity care “deserts,” and higher rates of maternal mortality and infant death.