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In Case There Was Still Any Doubt..


…that the quality and quantity of healthcare is vastly different depending on where you live, what your racial and ethnic background is, and how much money you have. And the differences are especially apparent when it comes to maternal health and infant mortality.

A new study shows that, at least in New York City, while the overall numbers of infant deaths are decreasing, the divide between white people and everyone else continues to grow:

A troubling and persistent phenomenon over the last decade is that infant mortality rates for black and Puerto Rican New Yorkers are more than double those for whites and Asians — a gap persists even when poverty is factored out. Infants born to higher-income black women died at nearly three times the rate of those born to higher-income white women.

Not surprising. Something S-Chip might have helped remedy…

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