During a press conference Tuesday, President Obama voiced support for government-administered health insurance for all who need it as a key component of healthcare reform.
Besides harming women and their families, gender rating — charging women more for health insurance on the individual market — hurts society as a whole.
Has the health insurance industry seen the writing on the wall — or will their “cooperation” ultimately undermine Obama’s reform program?
Insurance companies would be happy to end their discrimination against women, their industry CEO says — in return for a pledge from Congress that it will require every American to have health insurance, and that it won’t create a public option.
To meet women’s needs, health care reform must result in affordable coverage – it must include income based subsidies for health care premiums; elimination of caps on services and prescriptions; and a strengthened Medicaid program.
The New York Times today picked up the story the National Women’s Law Center has been telling for awhile now: in the individual insurance market, women pay significantly higher premiums for health care than men do.
Both candidates want to fix our nation’s broken health care system. How will women fare under John McCain’s plan? Under Barack Obama’s?
Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin styles herself as a fierce protector of children and families, but her record on health insurance for children and pregnant women raises doubts about her priorities.
Will comprehensive health reform give women access to the services we need, including reproductive health care? Only if we’re on the front lines shaping health reform policy.
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