Racial Health Care Disparities Persist in All States, With Significant Divides in Premature Deaths

Substantial racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care are pervasive across all states in the U.S., according to The Commonwealth Fund 2024 State Health Disparities Report.

The report evaluated 25 health indicators of health system performance for Black, white, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations. It found that racial health disparities are a bigger problem in some states than in others. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut saw relatively high performance for all racial and ethnic groups, while Oklahoma, West Virginia and Mississippi performed poorly for all groups.

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Jinghong Chen

Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong has been producing infographics and data stories on employer-sponsored insurance, public health insurance programs and prescription drug coverage for AIS Health’s Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits since 2018. She also manages AIS Health’s annual executive compensation database for top insurers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates. Before joining AIS Health, she interned at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting.

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