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Women At Greater Risk for Lacking Health Insurance

A troubling report by the Commonwealth Fund shows that as many as 64 million working age women are without health insurance coverage, or have inadequate coverage. This can lead to major financial problems as medical debt can quickly lead to bankruptcy. Women are generally more likely to need health care than men, and are at greater risk for a number of medical issues. Many are having to use credit cards and mortgage their homes to afford care, and many more are having trouble accessing care at all. While the long standing practice of charging women higher premiums for their individual health insurance policies is said to be coming to an end, will women still continue to have more difficulty in the arena of health care?

This entry was posted on Monday, May 11th, 2009 at 11:10 am and is filed under Health Insurance. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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