“The continual assault on the health care security of our families must stop. Millions of Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, seniors who cannot afford their medical coverage, young adults who want to stay on their parents' health care coverage should not have to find themselves in a state of perpetual uncertainty because of the non-stop efforts of the conservative movement to repeal health care rights we now enjoy.” Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37)
Health issues that lower both life expectancy and quality of life disproportionately affect the African-American community. The HIV epidemic, terminal cancers, diabetes, and childhood obesity all disproportionately affect the African-American community. The CBC Healthcare Task Force works to improve the health, healthcare, and wellbeing of all Americans, especially low-income Americans and those of color. The Task Force advocates for research and outreach efforts that combat health disparities and help equip Americans with the information they need to live healthier lives. Robust funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Offices of Minority Health are critical to that mission. The Task Force also supports policies that strengthen racial diversity in the health workforce and clinical trials.
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