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Apr 21, 2022

NEW REPORT: How Older Adults View Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in the U.S. Health Care System

One in Four Older Adults of Color Say Health Care Professionals Have Treated Them Unfairly or Ignored Their Health Concerns Because of Race or Ethnicity

NEW YORK (April 21, 2022) — Racial and ethnic discrimination in the U.S. health care system is taking a toll on the health of older Americans and preventing them from getting needed care, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report.

The report, How Discrimination in Health Care Affects Older Americans, and What Health Systems and Providers Can Do, offers unique insights about the consequences of perceived health care discrimination for older adults, who tend to use more health services than younger populations.

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Apr 21, 2022


Bethanne Fox, Vice President, Outreach and Strategy, The Commonwealth Fund

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