Families USA: A Case for Solidarity: Common Challenges Involving Health and Health Care in the USA
Families USA sponsored original research to learn what happens to health and health care at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and place.
They found startling commonalities across many of these demographic groups as well as important differences. Unsurprisingly, their analysis confirmed years of research showing that people of color have an increased risk of poor health. But some of what they found was new.
Perhaps their most significant and surprising finding is this: working-class women, across lines of race, ethnicity, and geography, face particularly high risks of serious physical and mental health problems, which grew rapidly during recent decades. This sends a powerful signal that U.S. public policy has been failing these women.
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