HHS Report: Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 10, 2009

Health and Human Services, HeathReform.gov: “Despite consistent increases in spending, disparities among demographic groups persist. Low-income Americans and racial and ethnic minorities experience disproportionately higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options, and reduced access to care. With unemployment on the rise, the disparities already apparent among these groups will continue to increase. A new report Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap demonstrates the need for reform.

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