Six years ago, today, the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as "Obama Care," was signed into law. The goal was to make health care accessible to all Americans, and to eliminate disparities based on income, education, gender and race.
Things like heart disease, diabetes, lower birth rates and life expectancy rates are more common in black and brown populations. So has the ACA been able to make a dent in this problem yet? KALW’s Leila Day sat down with Dr. Nadine Gracia, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, to find out what has changed.