Health Care Improvements Lead to Rise in Black, Latino Status, but Disparities Persist
Improvements in health care and social justice have led to a rise in black and Latino status, according to the National Urban League's 2015 Equality Index. Using a scale that set full equality with whites at 100%, the group found that blacks improved when compared with last year's index, from 71.5% to 72.2%, while Latinos improved from 75.8% to 77.7%. Most of the improvements in health care factors stem from an increase in health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
- "Blacks, Latinos Lag Behind Whites; 'Leaving So Many Behind,' Report Says" (Muskal, Los Angeles Times, 3/19).