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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Researchers Find Obamacare has Significantly Reduced Racial Disparities in Health Care Access


March 23, 2023

More than 5 million people gained coverage between 2020 and early 2022

Former President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation has proved the gift that's kept on giving for Black and Brown communities in America.

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – has helped cut the U.S. uninsured rate nearly in half while significantly reducing racial and ethnic disparities in both insurance coverage and access to care – particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, according to a new report issued by the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit that promotes a high-performing healthcare system.

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