The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been most devastating for people of color in the U.S. This fact is bringing to the forefront renewed questions about the pervasiveness of health disparities in this country. And while many point to social and economic forces, researchers are also taking a deeper look at the delivery of health care itself. To what extent is discrimination in the healthcare system negatively affecting the health of patients seeking care? In a new study published in JAMA Network Open, Paige Nong and colleagues, including CBSSM's Melissa Creary, PhD and Jodyn Platt, PhD, surveyed just over 2,000 respondents in a new study examining lifetime experiences of discrimination within the healthcare system.