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A study from the University of Rochester says Medicare Advantage shows more racial disparities when it comes to hospital readmissions than traditional Medicare. (Photo: iStock)

More black people than white people with Medicare tend to be readmitted to the hospital within a month after major surgery and the racial disparity is even greater within the Medicare Advantage managed care program, according to a research study led by University of Rochester professors published in Health Affairs.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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