The Campaign for NY Health and the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus released a report together on May 4, 2022. The report, titled Healthcare and Racial Justice: Systemic Change Is Needed for a More Equitable Health System, compiles national and New York State level data to illustrate that healthcare access is a critical racial equity issue and how systemic solutions like a universal, single-payer health plan will significantly improve healthcare access and health outcomes for all. The report found that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) were disproportionately harmed by COVID-19 due to an unequal ability to access quality, affordable healthcare and long before the start of the pandemic, were more likely than white people to be uninsured and to struggle with medical costs.
Financial support was provided by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and Physicians for
a National Health Program – NY Metro.
Date Published: April 5, 2022