Racial Disparity in Healthcare: Universal Healthcare is not Enough


  • Jasen Lau


Racial disparity in the U.S. healthcare system most greatly affects Black and Hispanic people. Many people focus on giving more medical access to this disparaged group, namely through universal healthcare, more doctors, and more hospitals. However, healthcare is more than just doctor visits and insurance. Simple commodities like access to food and water, education, and housing can provide more of an impact than universal healthcare ever can. This article goes in-depth about the impact food and water, education, and housing has and can have on reducing poverty, the greatest factor to consider when it comes to racial disparity in healthcare.

Author Biography

Jasen Lau

B.A., University of Maryland University College; J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law