Tag Archives: Gender gap in insurance premiums

Why the Current Health Care System Does Not Work for Women

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a report on how the health care system fails women. The report, also available in PDF version here, extensively and concisely details the many barriers women face in obtaining health care. … Continue reading

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San Francisco AG Files Suit Over Discriminatory Health Insurance Policies

The City of San Francisco’s Attorney General has filed suit against state health insurance regulators  because of the current regulations’ discriminatory effects on women.  The suit contends that insurance commissioner Steve Poizner and director of the Department of Managed  Health … Continue reading

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Anti-choice activists want to increase the number of abortions

The Wall Street Journal reports that anti-choice activists have renewed their call for federal, state and local governments to stop granting money to Planned Parenthood. This is nothing new. However, they do have a new reason for why the government … Continue reading

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Women’s Health and the Economy

The downturn in the economy may be taking a special toll on women’s health. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, women are cutting back on healthcare due to costs. Over 40 percent of the 754 women polled said that … Continue reading

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New York Times Editorial Spotlights Inequality in Insurance Premiums

Last week we wrote about a new report that revealed that women pay more for health insurance coverage than men. The New York Times published an editorial today, saying that it’s to take action on the issue and  eliminate gender-based … Continue reading

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