Issue Brief: Addressing Health Disparities Through the Affordable Care Act

Posted May 4, 2011 by Amanda

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents a unique opportunity to comprehensively address health disparities in New York. Under the new law, states must establish health insurance Exchanges by 2014, including passing legislation to do so. These Exchanges present several new provisions–and new opportunities–for states to reduce health disparities across race, ethnicity, disability status, gender, and language.