African Americans make up a disproportionate number of the estimated Americans without access to a healthcare and will experience the most problems when trying to get treatment at a hospital or clinic.
African Americans are also at a higher risk to be diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancers but are less likely to obtain basic tests and proactive screenings. As a result, Blacks recover slower and are more likely to die younger.
So as the deadline to sign up for ObamaCare quickly approaches, medical providers in urban communities are working to get as many residents signed up as possible.
Located in East Oakland, ReGynesis Health Services has continued to provides medical and health services for women such as pregnancy screenings, family planning, birth control, pap smears, and STD testing to community members.
Last weekend, more than 150 people attended ReGynesis’ health block party and provided free food, entertainment, yoga, and offered community members the opportunity to sign up for healthcare through Covered California
“Obama care is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get access to preventative healthcare,” said Dr. Frank Brown, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at ReGynesis.
However, Brown believes with an increase of person’s with healthcare, there will be numerous issues that arise when trying to locate a provider.
It is disparities like this that make community clinics like ReGynesis more important that ever before in helping minority community members.
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