Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

to the Affordable Care Act, signed into law 5 years ago. (Has it really been that long?)  The blogosphere is all aflutter with the topic, so above is my value added. There were huge disparities in the rate of uninsurance prior to the ACA. They still exist, but they are much less, especially for African Americans. (Latinos who are not citizens, alas, don't benefit.) So this is real progress in the long struggle for health equity. (Numerically, by the way, most beneficiaries are white, non-Hispanic.) Hopefully all these people will vote, and will vote their interest, which means voting for Democrats.

(click on the chart to enlarge)

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