National health reform is designed to help everyone who lacks medical coverage, but minority groups stand to benefit most – simply because they have the farthest to go. A third of Hispanics and more than 20 percent of African Americans nationwide lack health insurance today. But the law’s provisions -- most of which take effect in January 2014 -- will effectively cut by half the number of African-Americans who are uninsured, and significantly improve coverage rates for Hispanics.
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