Study: Racial health disparities not linked to coverage quality

10/25/2006 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A new study concludes that racial disparities in health care persist regardless of factors such as access to care or quality of health insurance, as some asserted are to blame. The study looked at factors including blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels in more than 300,000 black and white patients and found that blacks have diminished health care compared to whites, even when they belong to high quality plans.

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