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Rare, Large-Scale Study Drills Down Into Asian American Health

Dennis Baik is a patient at Kheir, a community clinic in Koreatown, where gets cholesterol medication.  Baik receives My Health LA,  LA County’s health coverage for unauthorized immigrants. But he was thinking of disenrolling because of what he’s heard about the public charge.
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A patient in L.A.'s Koreatown holds his cholesterol medication.

Health studies show Asian Americans are healthier than other groups. But lumping them together masks differences among ethnicities. A rare, large-scale study from Kaiser Permanente provides insight into those disparities.