On What Grounds Are Health Insurers Charging Women More Than Men?

Posted by She Should Run on March 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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On What Grounds are Health Insurers Charging Women More Than Men?


"Sam Bennett, The She Should Run Foundation, joins Thom Hartmann. Women are screwed - and I'm not just talking about the Republican war against women's contraceptive rights. A new report from the National Women's Law Center reveals that health insurance companies are charging women in America an extra billion dollars annually, and it's just good old fashioned gender discrimination. The report finds that the practice of for-profit health insurers charging women more than men for identical coverage is widespread - and states are doing little to stop the rip-off. In the states that don't ban health insurance gender discrimination, 92% of the best-selling plans charge women more than men. Again - they charge women roughly a billion dollars more than men! So how is this blatant discrimination allowed to continue?"

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