Raising Women’s Voices

Health care – an essential issue for women

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on June 1, 2009

Womenstake.org blogged about the disparities in health care accessibility and out-of-pocket costs between men and women.

“What is especially distressing about the new analysis is that the affordability problems women encounter in the health care system are only getting worse. In 2007, we reported that 43 % of nonelderly women experienced problems accessing health care because of cost; now, this figure has risen to 52% (the corresponding statistics for men are 30% and 39%, respectively). Reports of medical debt and outstanding medical bills have also increased — two years ago, we found that 38% of women (and 29% of men) had these problems, but now 45% of all women (and 36% of men) struggle with these financial burdens.”


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