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Women Pay More for Health Insurance

10/30/2008 3:29:20 PM

Tags: health insurance, women's health

According to Women Buying Health Policies Pay a Penalty from The New York Times, women are paying far more for the same individual health insurance policies as men of the same age. While some argue that women of childbearing age often incur higher medical expenses than men, the pattern applies also to policies purchased by women that do not include maternity care. The cost of coverage for women outpaces that for men by percentages in the 20s and 30s, and in some examples costs a staggering 49 percent more. Read the full article for more information, and check out the Gap Between the Sexes graph from the story.



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