Briefs & Reports

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Advancing Health Equity for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Lisa Duchon, PhD

An analysis of the potential of federal health care reform to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. The report provides a comprehensive review of the Affordable Care Act with a focus on provisions that explicitly address health disparities, including data collection by race/ethnicity, workforce diversity, cultural competence, and health disparities research.