Wednesday, September 16, 2009

51% need health care reform NOW!

And that is because 51% of the people living in the United States are women who are regularly denied by the current health care insurance for being victims of domestic abuse (can we say re-victimized?) or for having delivered a baby via C-section; who are charged more for maternity coverage; and women pay higher premiums than males (on top of average women earning substantially less than men).

This information is from a report by the National Women's Law Center.

We need a health care reform now!
At minimum, if we keep the private health care insurance companies they should be made provide equal coverage to women (without raising the cost to males to insure profits). For instance, New York State has a law that says that there can not be "gender-ratings" when figuring out premium costs. Women should not be penalized or re-victimized by health care insurance companies.

This report should open all our eyes to the bias in the profit driven health care insurance industry. This report should be mandatory reading for all our legislators.

We need single payer health insurance.

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