What are the root causes of Covid 19 disparity
IN A TWO PAGE SINGLE SPACED TYPED PAPER 1. WHAT ARE THE KEY POINTS OF BOTH ARTICLES, 2. IN YOUR OPINION WHAT ARE THE ROOT CAUSES OF THIS DISPARITY–BE SPECIFIC AND 3. WHAT STEPS–ACTIONS- CAN MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS (MC0’S i.e. Affinity, Healthfirst, United, Aetna, Fidelis etc) TAKE TO CLOSE THE GAP. Grading will be based on demonstrated understanding of the articles, critical analysis of the issues as well as correct grammar, spelling and proper sentence structure.

Hello Class, It is unfortunate that it took the COVID 19 pandemic to highlight what many in health care have known for many years — the disparity that exists in the access to qualtiy health care for many especially people of color. The issue of disparities is a major quality of care issue that health insurance companies–managed care organizations are facing impacting key accrediting agencies i.e. Naional Committee on Quality Assurance, the Joint Commission and HEDIS quality measures. Given the gravity of this moment , I think it is important to use this crisis as an opportunity to expand our knowledge base to learn and understand: 1. what are the root causes of this disparity and 2. what are some action steps we can take as a society to close the gap between these groups. For that purpose I have posted two articles 1.An article by the Kaiser Family Foundation and 2. An article my Managed Health Executive . Both shed light in disparities and equity.