Race-ing the Gap Between Good Health Care Coverage and Great Health

By Andrew Grant-Thomas,

The recently passed health care reform bill, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will do much to support the health of people of color, not least through its expansion of Medicaid coverage to the near-poor and to childless adults mostly excluded from coverage previously.

Businesses with more than 50 employees will have to provide insurance to them all and private insurers will no longer be able to deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions. As psychiatrist Flavio Casoy notes in his excellent overview of the law, such measures “will be a lifeline for millions of people of color who are now blocked from getting health care services they desperately need.”

Read more on the Huffington Post.