Report Reveals Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes

June 24, 2020

New data released by the government on Monday suggests black Americans under Medicare were roughly four times more likely as white Americans to be hospitalized for COVID-19, Reuters reports.

The data was released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“The disparities in the data reflect longstanding challenges facing minority communities and low income older adults,” CMS Administration Seema Verma said.

To read the full report on Reuters, click here.

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