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Disparities persist despite coverage gains: CDC
Modern Healthcare

As the Affordable Care Act increased access to subsidized health plans last year, fewer adults went uninsured but disparities persisted in their access to insurance and medical care. Fewer adults ages 18 to 64 were uninsured in 2014 compared with the 2013, regardless of race or ethnicity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report. However, the drop in the number of uninsured did not erase the gaps between Hispanic and black adults—who were most likely to be uninsured—and white and Asian adults.