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Reducing care disparities to improve outcomes

OptumRx is working to identify and address health inequities.

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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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