On October 26, the Senate amended and approved, by unanimous consent, a bill (S. 1880) to address racial and ethnic health disparities. The Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000 is sponsored by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA). A similar measure (H.R. 3250) was approved by the House Commerce Committee on July 26 (see The Source, 7/31/00, p. 9).
As approved, S. 1880 would