July 25, 2022
Inequities and SDOH
  • Morgan Health and NORC at the University of Chicago released an analysis revealing that Americans with employer-sponsored health coverage face significant inequities by race and ethnicity while managing complex health conditions. According to the analysis, Black enrollees in employer-sponsored plans were almost 17 percentage points likelier to have high blood pressure than white enrollees, after adjusting for age and sex. They were also 4.9 percentage points more likely than white enrollees to have visited an emergency department. Almost seven percent of enrollees reported missing medical care due to cost, 9.8 percent skipped prescriptions, and 11.9 percent reported difficulty paying medical bills. (Press release here)