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Individual Market Insurance: Not a Realistic Option for WomenHealth Insurance Market Fails Women, focuses on the harsh realities of the individual health insurance market.

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on October 23, 2008

Health Insurance Market Fails Women, focuses on the harsh realities of the individual health insurance market.

Many Americans are unfamiliar with the individual market because they receive health insurance through an employer. However, since nearly 30% of direct-care workers lack health insurance of any kind, and only about half receive it from their employer, direct-care workers often look to the invidual market.

The report highlights the policies and practices of the market that put women, who are 90% of the direct-care workforce, at a disadvantage when trying to secure affordable, quality health insurance on their own.

For more statistics on the health insurance status of the direct-care workforce, see our May 2008 report: Invisible Care Gap: Caregivers Without Coverage (pdf 1.9MB)

Allison Lee
National Campaign Manager
Health Care for Health Care Workers
alee@phinational.org

To Read the Full Article or to Leave a Comment, Please visit: http://hchcw.org/archives/individual-market-insurance-not-a-realistic-option-for-women

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