Roadblocks to Health Care, and why our current system fails women

14 05 2009

This week is National Women’s Health Week, and the Department of Health and Human Services just released a report titled Roadblocks to Health Care: Why the Current Health Care System does not work for Women.

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The report outlines roadblocks to health care – “Women are more vulnerable to high health care costs than men“, how and why the health insurance system we have now is in need of reform – “The current health insurance framework leaves too many women uncovered”, how the individual insurance market fails women it should be serving – “Higher costs and inadequate benefits make the individual insurance market an unreliable choice for women”, and the implications of all this – “As a result, women are more likely than men to experience difficulty accessing care.”

The conclusion of the report? “Comprehensive health care reform is needed to level the playing field, and make health care accessible and affordable for all women.”


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