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Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 01/08/2020

Advocates Push Policies To Bridge Racial Health Disparities

By Emily Martin / January 2, 2020 at 1:39 PM
Beneficiary advocates are calling on HHS, Congress and the administration to adopt policies to bridge racial disparities in health care, as proposed in a recent report by the Medicare Advantage advocacy organization Better Medicare Alliance in collaboration with other advocates. The report’s authors also recommend HHS modify its process for collecting data on race, ethnicity and gender of federal health care beneficiaries after concluding that racial disparities are likely underreported due to insufficient data. The report delegates responsibility for fixing...


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