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Racial Disparities In Accessing Health Care And Health Status, Ruqaiijah Yearby Jan 2012

Racial Disparities In Accessing Health Care And Health Status, Ruqaiijah Yearby

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Point (Overview): Interpersonal and institutional racial biases are the principal reasons for racial disparities in accessing health care and disparities in African Americans’ health status, which can only be addressed by acknowledging and putting an end to interpersonal and institutional racial bias in the health care system that adversely affects the health status African-Americans.

Counterpoint (Overview): The irrational structure of health care, which is based on ability to pay, rather than need is the main cause of racial disparities in health, which will not be equalized until the structure of the health care system is fixed or when African Americans ...