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Report finds substantial health disparities in Wisconsin

09/26/2019 10:03 AM | Anonymous

September 26, Wisconsin Health News

Substantial health disparities exist among ethnic groups and those with different healthcare payers in the state, according to a recent report from the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality.

The collaborative, with help from the University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program, looked at disparities related to race, payer and location.

Matt Gigot, director of performance measurement and analysis at the collaborative, said they’re seeing substantial disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives as well as the state’s black population.

They’re also seeing substantial disparities among Medicaid enrollees and the uninsured compared to the commercial population.

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