In every regulation that CMS has released this year, the Agency has included policy proposals and requests for information on health equity. Health equity is often thought of in terms of race and ethnicity, however, to achieve true health equity, everyone—regardless of their age, race, income, gender, religion or sexual orientation—must have as fair an opportunity as possible to be healthy. In the United States, health disparities cost the country about $93 billion in excess medical care costs every year. Policymakers and federal agencies have renewed their attention to health equity as a way to protect community heath and decrease unnecessary spending. Read More >>> 

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