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One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to improve the access to and coverage of health care for racial and ethnic groups, and in the time it’s been in effect, it has succeeded—although since the inception of the Trump administration, progress on that front has not only stalled, but actually eroded.

A new study from the Commonwealth Fund highlights how effective the ACA has been in improving health care coverage for black and Hispanic adults since its inception, as well as how its success has encountered roadblocks and regressed under the Trump administration. It reviewed three key measures of health care access by race and ethnicity: not having insurance coverage, going without needed health care because of cost, and having a regular source of care.

Related: Racial stereotypes influence what doctors prescribe

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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