Many African Americans Still Only Dream of High Quality Health Care | Edna Kane-Williams

February 16, 2015 5:37 PM

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Many African Americans Still Only Dream of High Quality Health Care | Edna Kane-Williams

Recently, AARP conducted a study to determine how perceptions of key social issues ranked in importance to African Americans age 50 and over. Ninety-one percent gave the answer "high quality health care." Eighty-nine percent gave the answer, "Access to high quality health care information."

We were not surprised at the high percentage of either response. Why wouldn't the foremost issue on the minds of African Americans be the key issue that would prolong, enhance or save lives? Why wouldn't the dominant issue on the minds of Black people age 50 and over be their health; even more so th...

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