We've come a long way in the battle against HIV/AIDS. However, we must remain vigilant: We cannot ignore the startling statistics of new HIV infections of gay and bisexual men, especially among black and Hispanic men.
By extending health care coverage to new, under-served groups, the ACA squarely responds to concerns repeatedly raised by international human rights bodies and experts about racial disparities in U.S. health care policy.
I left my family practice of 21 years to make a difference in the health care and health status of communities like mine, which have long suffered from the impact of health inequities. It has been my main focus since coming to Washington.