Health coverage can help prevent or manage many common conditions.
Preventive screenings can save lives
Black women get breast cancer at the same rate as white women but are 40% more likely to die from it.1
Wellness programs build healthy lifestyles
Black people die from stroke at the highest rate of any race/ethnicity, and Black people are twice as likely as whites to have a stroke.2 A healthy lifestyle can help guard against stroke.
Care programs help with chronic conditions
Hispanic men are 50% more likely to die from diabetes than whites.3
There’s no health without mental health
People in Black and Hispanic communities are 30% to 40% more likely to have undiagnosed depression. Only 1 in 3 Black adults who need mental health care receive it.4
Annual checkups keep your health on track
Black adults are 40% more likely to have high blood pressure but are less likely than whites to have it under control. Black women are almost 60% more likely to have high blood pressure than white women.5 Managing blood pressure lowers your chance of stroke, heart attack, and heart failure.
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Because of the Affordable Care Act, people of all races and ethnicities are now more likely to have health insurance. But more Hispanics (20%) and Blacks (11%) remain uninsured than whites (8%).6