American hospitals are still segregated. That’s killing people of color.

According to data compiled by the Lown Institute and published in the Washington Monthly, the best-funded and most prestigious hospitals in America, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General, generally avoid treating poor people in their local communities and fill their beds instead with affluent patients blessed with generous health-care plans. Low-income and minority patients, who generally have more meager health insurance or none at all, are forced to use under-resourced safety net institutions such as those owned and operated by municipal governments. More

VIDEO: Racism and hospital access

Everyone has been talking about structural racism in criminal justice, but what about health care? In this latest edition of "Lown Hospitals Q&A," Shannon Brownlee and Vikas Saini discuss what the Lown Hospitals Index inclusivity metric shows about race and hospital access. More