Health Care Costs Hit Women Harder Than Men, Study Finds

Women, particularly Hispanic and low-income females, have been hit harder than their male counterparts by the weak economy and higher health care costs, according to a new report released today. Nearly one in three women between the ages of 19 and 64 -- about 27 million of them -- did not have insurance in 2010, the Commonwealth Fund's 2010 Biennial Health Insurance Survey found. Nearly double that number, 45 million, said they delayed or avoided health care coverage because of costs. Young...Full Story
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