Being a Woman Is Not a Pre-Existing Condition

October 24, 2009 at 11:58 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from www.change.org

Being a Woman Is Not a Pre-Existing Condition

Sponsored by:
National Women’s Law Center

Health care isn’t fair. Women pay more and get less coverage than they need. Yet women have been left out of the debate on health care reform. It’s time to make our voices heard.

Women are regularly denied coverage for “pre-existing conditions” including pregnancy, a previous C-Section or past domestic abuse. Insurance companies charge women as much as 48 percent more for individual health care coverage than men. And it is expensive, difficult and in some states impossible for women to find coverage for maternity care when purchasing their own health insurance plan.

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