In most states, Black people and American Indian people are more likely than white people to die early in life from conditions that are treatable with timely access to high-quality health care.

The United States continues to have stark disparities in access and quality of health care based on race, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. The group’s “State Scorecard on Health System Performance” found racial and ethnic inequities are pervasive in all states, but can vary significantly from state to state.

“Black, Latinx/Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) populations are less likely to have health insurance, more likely to face cost-related barriers to getting care, and more likely to incur medical debt,” the report said. “It is also less common for individuals from these groups to have a usual source of care or to regularly receive preventive services like vaccinations.”

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