Survey finds African Americans hit hard by high health care costs

Insight News: MONDAY, 26 AUGUST 2013

Economic stability, racial equality, and health status are intertwined, according to a recent poll that confirmed African Americans, hardest hit by the high cost of health care, worry even when they are employed and have health insurance.

The poll, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in partnership with National Public Radio and Harvard School of Public Health, also revealed that one in four respondents encountered problems paying for necessary prescription drugs. Half of those surveyed who are employed expressed fears that they could not afford medical bills if confronted with a major illness. Read more