Health Disparities Unchanged For Low-Income Groups In Last Decade

A grim report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows that health disparities across race, ethnicity and income remain largely unchanged over a 10-year period. Lower income Americans and minorities continued to lag behind in access to basic health care in 2008 as the nation remained far behind its targets for expanding access, the study found:

In eight years of the Bush administration, the country fell short of its health care targets and underserved population experienced few gains in overcoming health care disparities. Read the full report here.

Rebecca Leber