The health care system is tough, especially for black women

The American health care system is difficult to navigate for anyone. But it's especially difficult for black women.

African-American women are more likely to develop diabetes, high blood pressure and Alzheimer's disease. They're also more likely to face discrimination when trying to get care for their health.

How does racism influence our health care systems?

MPR News guest host Catherine Richert talked to two experts about disparities in the American health care system.

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Rachel Hardeman — Assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Dr. Lisa Cooper — Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University

To listen to the full conversation use the audio player above.