Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Being a Woman is Not a Pre-Existing Condition

In a new report, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) found that many women still have nowhere to turn for their health care.

The report found that women continue to face unfair and discriminatory practices when obtaining health insurance either in the individual or group health insurance market.

Practices include gender rating, or the practice of charging same-aged women and men different premiums for identical health coverage; exclusions of coverage that only women need, like maternity care; and rejecting applicants for insurance coverage for reasons that include status as a survivor of domestic violence.

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