A look at national health disparities The Daily Circuit 9:06 AM · Jul 14, 2014 Each morning before school, second-grader Maylena Carter takes her asthma medication while school nurse Dr. Betsy Garcia watches Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Capitol Hill Magnet School in St. Paul. Jennifer Simonson/MPR News Listen America's continuing health disparities 32min 9sec A series of stories from MPR News last week highlighted healthcare disparities across the state. The series looked at challenges facing low-income, American Indian and LGBTQ communities. The Daily Circuit expands on that conversation with an examination of disparities at the national level. How do we close the gaps? How is the Affordable Care Act affecting these disparities? Leave your comments below.