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Racial Inequalities Cost U.S. Health System Billions

Racial inequalities in health care access and quality added more than $50 billion a year in direct U.S. health care costs over a four-year period according to a study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Eliminating these inequalities would have saved the U.S. economy $1.24 trillion dollars.  The two biggest contributors to these disparities are a lack of access to insurance and a lack of access to care. Read more». 09/22/2009