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The ACA’s Impact On African American Men Goes Unnoticed

We frequently use this space to highlight, explain, push back against, celebrate, or summarize issues that are discussed a lot in the news. Today, we want to do the opposite: call attention to an issue that is missing from our national dialogue.

It’s easy to get caught up in the daily political debates over the Affordable Care Act, but the stakes are higher than that: this is a real (and historic) law that has real impacts for real people. African American men, in particular, are a group that will benefit an enormous amount from the law. And they are a group for whom the current health system is failing. The infographic from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation below sheds light these challenges and on the importance of reducing disparities in health care access and building a culture of health among all Americans.

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