These graphics still floor me. Medicare administrators required absolute desegregation of hospitals, no "full deliberate speed" stuff, complete with exams informed by local civil rights groups, to get any Medicare dollars. Black infant mortality collapsed.
Reading this paper now. Civil Rights Act said hospitals must desegregate to get Medicare $. Diff-in-diff shows *huge* decrease in racial health gaps from hospital desegregation. (My own family has horror stories of pre-CRA segregated hospitals.) ungated:
Celebrating MLK Day by re-reading Almond/Chay/Greenstone on the effects of desegregation of Southern hospitals on racial gaps in infant mortality Prof Greenstone taught me the importance of communicating w/ figures; here's their striking case study of MI: