Some BX clergy leaders call for action in what they claim is racism in health care

(03/21/04) HIGHBRIDGE - Some Bronx clergy leaders are speaking out against what they call health disparities among communities of color. They are demanding changes in health care.

Reverend Albert Bush says he is upset that racism still exists, especially in heath care. Bush told his Bronx congregation at Walker Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday that people of color do not get the same treatment from health care providers as white people. He also urged minorities should work together to demand changes.

Some of the clergy leaders are taking their concerns to lawmakers in Albany on Tuesday. Members of the Walker Baptist Church will join other Bronx churches for the trip.

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