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Reducing care disparities to improve outcomes

OptumRx is working to identify and address health inequities.


Disparities manifest in many ways

Hispanic and Black people are more likely to be uninsured and delay treatment due to cost concerns. As a result, they incur higher rates of chronic disease and premature death compared to whites. Such disparities have existed for decades, but COVID-19 further exposed the problem.

Achieving health equity

At the level of pharmacy care services, OptumRx® focuses on three key areas in its efforts to drive health equity:

  • Increasing affordability
  • Improving access
  • Advocating for better practices

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What will it take to make affordable, quality health care accessible to all?

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