U.S. Health Care Can’t Afford Health Inequities


This article discusses a model created to quantify the link between health care spending and health care disparities related to race, socioeconomic status, and sex/gender. It includes an analysis of several high-cost diseases (e.g., diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease), the proportion of spending on these diseases that could be attributed to health inequities, and a projection of these costs into the future.

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