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Why so many Black Americans mistrust the health care system

Dr. Susan Moore documented her final days of life in raw, emotional Facebook posts.

The Indiana doctor claimed fellow physicians ignored her COVID-19 symptoms and threatened to send her home.

“You have to show proof that something is wrong with you for you to get the medicine,” Dr. Moore said in a video. “I put forward and I maintain, if I was white I wouldn’t have to go through that.”

Dr. Moore died days after her discharge from the hospital. While the Indiana University Hospital Health System denied mistreatment in her case, Dr. Moore’s story of feeling ignored by medical professionals resonated with Black Americans across the country.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed America’s long history of unequal medical treatment for Black patients.

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