The ACA Slashed Uninsured Rates For African-American Coloradans, But Disparities Remain



CEO and Executive Director Deidre Johnson stands in the Center for African American Health in Denver. The organization is pleased that the uninsured rate for black and African-American Coloradans has decreased, but disparities remain.

A new report finds the Affordable Care Act significantly improved health care coverage for black and African-American Coloradans. But barriers elsewhere still exist.

The ACA cut the state’s uninsured rate by half overall. The research—titled “Increasing Coverage, Lingering Barriers— from the Colroado Health Institute shows uninsured figures for black and African-Americans mirror that, dropping from just over 16 percent before the ACA, to 6.5 percent after.   

Measuring the ACA’s impact on specific communities is…

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