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The Affordable Care Act: Platform for Reducing African American-White Health Disparities

February 2, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PST

 Dr. Lonnie Snowden, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) institutionalized a multifaceted health policy platform–including subsidized health insurance through health insurance marketplaces (“exchanges”), Medicaid expansion, and support of safety net care in provider shortage areas. These policies have the potential to significantly improve racial equity because they drive insurance coverage, with African Americans disproportionately eligible, and promote care in health care shortage areas where African Americans disproportionately reside. In the face of entrenched ACA resistance, some of it demonstrably racial, how much has equity been achieved and how much more might be achieved? This presentation summarizes available evidence and discusses new directions for policy development and research.

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 swdean@berkeley.edu, 510-642-9042

 Emiko Moran,  emiko@berkeley.edu,  510-642-9042


February 2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
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116 Haviland Hall
116 Haviland Hall
Berkeley, CA United States


UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare
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