MENU
GET LISTED
GET LISTED
SHOW ALLPOPULAR CATEGORIES
  • Home
  • Infographics
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Uninsured and Unhealthy: The Health Insurance Woes of African Americans

[INFOGRAPHIC] Uninsured and Unhealthy: The Health Insurance Woes of African Americans

Category: Infographics

insurancethumbHealth care is on the front pages once more as the controversial Affordable Care Act develops into one of the critical pivots on which the success of President Obama’s second term is expected to turn. At stake is not only Obama’s future relationship with Americans; it’s the entire US economy wherein health care is the lynchpin to turn things around.

In his 2013 state-of-the-union address delivered on February 12, Obama issued strong statements on the issue addressing needs of many Americans. “Yes, the biggest driver of our long-term debt is the rising cost of health care for an aging population… We won’t grow the middle class simply by shifting the cost of health care or college onto families that are already struggling, or by forcing communities to lay off more teachers, cops, and firefighters.”

One sector that’s already struggling, and has been for some time now, is African Americans. In 2012, 17.4% of non-Hispanic Blacks were uninsured. Although this was lower than the 29.4% recorded for Hispanics, it was much higher than the 11.2% tallied for non-Hispanic Whites. More critically, only 55.9% of African Americans are expected to continue to live in good health, while a more or less healthy life is expected in 69.4% of white Americans. These and other alarming facts were revealed by the National Health Interview Survey of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and corroborated by data from the US Census Bureau.

Both these agencies were also the data source for this infographic takes a closer look at the health insurance situation of African Americans: their general health profiles compared to other ethnic groups; the insurance status of income groups within the African American sector; and where African American with difficult insurance conditions are clustered around the country.

What’s the real deal for African Americans health-wise? Is there cause for alarm?
Check this infographic out for the big picture.

infographic-health-insurance-of-african-americans

Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below):

Read more:  4 Ways To Increase B2B Lead Generation With FinancesOnline.com Verified Quality Seal

By Jenny Chang

Senior writer at FinancesOnline who writes about a wide range of SaaS and B2B products, including trends and issues on e-commerce, accounting and customer service software. She’s also covered a wide range of topics in business, science, and technology for websites in the U.S., Australia and Singapore, keeping tabs on edge tech like 3D printed health monitoring tattoos and SpaceX’s exploration plans.

Related posts

6 Comments »
Black Americans and Health Insurance: an Alarming Infographic : JSNMA says:

[...]  Find out more here: http://financesonline.com/infographic-uninsured-and-unhealthy-the-health-insurance-woes-of-african-a... [...]

Reply to this comment »
Health Disparity Expanding Between Minorities, White America says:

[...] the percentage of African-Americans without adequate health insurance is rising. From 1999 to 2010, the percentage of poor — household incomes below the federal poverty limit — African-Americans without health [...]

Reply to this comment »
Michael Johnson says:

Lack of access to basic health care is just cruel. You think we're over these kinds of issues but apparently we're not. It's supposed to be a simple problem that's easy to address but your numbers say otherwise. Makes you wonder how long this 'inequality' is supposed to last.

Reply to this comment »
Uninsured and Unhealthy: The Health Insurance Woes of African Americans | Black Health Matters says:

[...] African Americans Health [...]

Reply to this comment »
Lex Summers says:

What's new? The only difference is that now, Hispanics are the new Blacks. But the health insurance situation of Blacks has not really improved overall, right? They've just been overtaken by the worse stats of Hispanics. I am so sure that compared to data from 5 or 10 years back, nothing much has changed. I think things are even worse for Blacks now, given the recession and all that.

Reply to this comment »
JoeHarper says:

The health status of African-Americans in still poor today. I remember a 2002 report from a group of experts from the Institute of Medicine who uncovered racial inequality in terms of health care for almost all disease areas they investigated. It obviously lead to increased death rates among black. Sadly, the black now face both their best and worst times.

Reply to this comment »

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

Back to
top

Why is FinancesOnline free? Why is FinancesOnline free?

FinancesOnline is available for free for all business professionals interested in an efficient way to find top-notch SaaS solutions. We are able to keep our service free of charge thanks to cooperation with some of the vendors, who are willing to pay us for traffic and sales opportunities provided by our website. Please note, that FinancesOnline lists all vendors, we’re not limited only to the ones that pay us, and all software providers have an equal opportunity to get featured in our rankings and comparisons, win awards, gather user reviews, all in our effort to give you reliable advice that will enable you to make well-informed purchase decisions.

Share
Tweet
Share