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Minority Health Care Outcomes Have Little To Do With Health Coverage Or Lack Of It, Study Finds
The Huffington Post

Black and Hispanic populations receive lesser-quality health care, at lesser hospitals, than do whites.

Why is that?

One persistent theory is that minorities receive worse health care outcomes because they live in poorer neighborhoods and are more likely to visit lower-quality hospitals with higher complication and mortality rates due to their presumed proximity to those hospitals.