Don’t worry, folks, he’ll show his concern in between rounds of golf during his upcoming 17-day Hawaiian vacation.
African-Americans are less likely to see benefits under ObamaCare compared to other racial groups, according to research released Tuesday.
While Hispanics, American Indians and Alaska natives have seen “dramatic” increases in healthcare coverage over the last year, obtaining coverage has been tougher for black Americans, largely because they disproportionately live in states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to an extensive 65-page report by The Urban Institute, a nonprofit research group.
Most of the states that have not adopted a central ObamaCare provision that helps low-income people qualify for Medicaid have Republican legislatures or governors.
More than half of all black individuals and families live in the 21 states that have not expanded Medicaid eligibility, according to the report. As a result, about 1.4 million black individuals are stuck in an eligibility gap where they make too little to purchase coverage but too much to qualify for Medicaid.
The report projects that white Americans will see the biggest gains under ObamaCare, with the population’s uninsured rate falling by nearly 52 percent.
Obama adviser Al Sharpton was unavailable for comment.