Health Equity

Looking for Causes of Racial Disparities in Medicare Advantage

Adrianna McIntyre shares new research showing non-white communities have less access to high quality Medicare Advantage plans.

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Immunocompromised in a COVID-Weary World

An immunosuppressed physician explains what navigating her life – and her workplace – is like in this COVID-fatigued world.

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How Nursing Home Staff Biases Drive Inequitable Care

Jasmine Travers shares research showing how racial biases can impact care for Black nursing home residents with advanced dementia.

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Presenting Sick: Screaming in the Shower

An episode of Side Effects Public Media’s “Sick” podcast exploring health care at one women’s prison in Indiana.

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When Racial and Rural Disparities Collide

Katie Keith shares a new study looking at the distance to hospitals for zip codes with high percentages of people of color.

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Racial Bias Lurking in Patient Records

Ishani Ganguli on new research showing Black patients have much higher odds of having clinicians write negative descriptors about them.

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Female Docs Make a Difference for Female Patients

Adrianna McIntyre on new research using randomization to show how female patients can benefit when they have a female doctor.

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Medicaid Expansion Is About More Than New Enrollees

Paul Shafer writes about a new study on how Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion helped people already in the program find care closer to their homes.

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How Immigration Enforcement Can Affect Newborns’ Health

Sebastian Tello-Trillo shares research on the impact of immigration enforcement fears on babies born to undocumented parents.

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