Racism in America is rife in diverse areas. However, the social issue

Racism in America is rife in diverse areas. However, the social issue is common in the healthcare sector of the country. First, before the rollout of Affordable Care Act (ACA) majority of African Americans were uninsured. Access to healthcare was limited to low-income earners, particularly African Americans. The ACA was responsible for admission of 2.8 blacks, who were unlikely to get a healthcare coverage before the plan. Despite the efforts of the healthcare plan, as of 2018, the uninsured rate stood at 9.7 % for blacks compared to 5.4% of whites (Taylor, 2019). Blacks are likely to rely on employer-sponsored plans and Medicaid healthcare insurance program. On the other hand, Medicaid has massive limitations, which remains a disadvantage for black population. Besides, blacks have difficulties in enrolling in other quality insurance plans because they are costly. Further, the community resides in areas, where facility segregations still exist. Consequently, they cannot get quality healthcare services. Prevalence of some medical conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases worsen the situation for blacks. The community has other disadvantages such as homicide, high infant mortality rates, maternal mortality rates and child firearm mortality rate. The above statistics and problems indicate the importance of evaluating this topic.
Relevance of the Topic
The racism issue has been widespread in America despite efforts to identify individuals from all races as equal. Addressing this topic will help identify areas of weaknesses and possible solutions to deal with the problems. The recommendations provided are likely to improve the attention guided towards addressing this systemic issue.
Thesis Statement:  Recent statistics on healthcare performances of African American community presents a grim outlook on how the race continues lagging on matters concerning health, with racism being one of the contributing factors.
Racism in America is rife in diverse areas. However, the social issue is common in the healthcare sector of the country. First, before the rollout of Affordable Care Act (ACA) majority of African Americans were uninsured. Access to healthcare was limited to low-income earners, particularly African Americans. The ACA was responsible for admission of 2.8 blacks, who were unlikely to get a healthcare coverage before the plan. Despite the efforts of the healthcare plan, as of 2018, the uninsured rate stood at 9.7 % for blacks compared to 5.4% of whites (Taylor, 2019). Blacks are likely to rely on employer-sponsored plans and Medicaid healthcare insurance program. On the other hand, Medicaid has massive limitations, which remains a disadvantage for black population. Besides, blacks have difficulties in enrolling in other quality insurance plans because they are costly. Further, the community resides in areas, where facility segregations still exist. Consequently, they cannot get quality healthcare services. Prevalence of some medical conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases worsen the situation for blacks. The community has other disadvantages such as homicide, high infant mortality rates, maternal mortality rates and child firearm mortality rate. The above statistics and problems indicate the importance of evaluating this topic.
Relevance of the Topic
The racism issue has been widespread in America despite efforts to identify individuals from all races as equal. Addressing this topic will help identify areas of weaknesses and possible solutions to deal with the problems. The recommendations provided are likely to improve the attention guided towards addressing this systemic issue.
Thesis Statement:  Recent statistics on healthcare performances of African American community presents a grim outlook on how the race continues lagging on matters concerning health, with racism being one of the contributing factors.