2020 Summit on Health Equity, Dr. Dora Wang

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* 1. What is your role?

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* 3. Pandemic Inequities: The following objectives were met.

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To review the Covid-19 pandemic and its disproportionate casualties and deaths in communities of color. Longtime inequities in the American health care system are exposed.
Health care systems in New Mexico and the US were founded by charitable organizations often named for saints. In the 1980’s, health care was transformed into the profit-driven industry it is today. This history, and the inherent inequities in a for-profit health care system are reviewed.
Foundations for inequities in New Mexico will be reviewed, drawing upon the scholarship of George Isidore Sanchez.