Since passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance.1 While previous analyses have documented coverage gains for most major racial/ethnic populations, virtually no attention has been focused on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs).2 The fastest growing US racial/ethnic group,3 AANHPIs comprise an extraordinarily heterogeneous group of people. They represent more than 50 ethnicities and speak 100 languages. We analyzed (1) the extent of post-ACA health insurance coverage gains for AANHPIs; and (2) whether disparities in coverage—both between AANHPIs and other major groups, as well as within major AANHPI subgroups—have narrowed over time.
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Park JJ, Humble S, Sommers BD, Colditz GA, Epstein AM, Koh HK. Health Insurance for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Under the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8):1128–1129. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1476
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