Monday, 9 April 2007

Women pay more for high-deductible health care

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Harvard Medical School researchers stated this past week that those high-deductible health insurance plans are biased against women patients. Why? Well, because women need more routine medical exams than their male counterparts.

So, are employer-based medical plans with high deductibles discriminating against women? That is the conclusion I read from this research. The study's lead author, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, said that "High-deductible plans punish women for having breasts and uteruses and having babies."

Now that's pretty direct, yes? If you're a woman, what has been your experience here?

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