A recent report from HHS looking at disparities in health care found 48% of black adults in the U.S. have a chronic medical condition, compared with 39% of the general adult population. Data also showed one in five blacks is uninsured, compared with one in eight whites. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, "Minorities and low-income Americans are more likely to be sick and less likely to get the care they need."

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