posted by Nikolas Wong
on April 29, 2019
The American population becomes more diverse each year and research giants predict this trend to continue. People of color will be the new majority, the number of older Americans will outnumber children, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are on the rise.
Health insurance providers are committed to evolving with these changes. While demographic shifts mean more Americans with different backgrounds and experiences, they also mean more people with diverse health needs.
As the nation changes, it’s essential that our health system changes too.
Health insurance providers know that personal health goes beyond clinical walls to include social, economic, and cultural factors. Many groups who share similar factors are sometimes at higher risk of being uninsured, facing barriers to care, and experiencing worse health outcomes.
So, what are health insurance providers doing to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, comprehensive, quality health care?
These approaches allow health insurance providers to be more proactive in the community. And, more importantly, this helps bridge gaps in care for people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, age, and sexual orientation.
Diverse populations bring diverse health needs. Health insurance providers are dedicated to achieving health equity and supporting all Americans from all walks of life.
To learn more about how health insurance providers are improving population health and overcoming health disparities, join us at AHIP’s Institute and Expo 2019 in Nashville, June 19-21.