Doctor's office More than a quarter of older adults who reported experiencing discrimination said they did not get the care they felt they needed as a result. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Numerous studies have examined racial and ethnic discrimination in the U.S. health care system. Concerns about access to and quality of care are even greater for older Americans of color, a new report from the Commonwealth Fund found.

One in four Black and Latin or Hispanic adults aged 60 and older reported they have experienced discrimination from health professionals, who either treated them unfairly or did not take their health concerns seriously because of their race or ethnicity. More than a quarter of older adults who reported experiencing discrimination said they did not get the care they felt they needed as a result.

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