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[Editorial] US health care: plumbing the depths of disparities

Last week, the US National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Health, United States, 2015. The scope of this annual report card is impressive, assessing morbidity, mortality, health-care use and access, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health-care expenditures. 30 years ago, one out of five Americans identified as a racial or ethnic minority. Today, 40% of Americans identify as a racial or ethnic minority.