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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Research Shows That Women Pay More Than Men For Health Insurance

The New York Times: Gender Gap Persists in Cost of Health Insurance, by Robert Pear:

K3875347Women still pay more than men for the same health insurance coverage, according to new research and data from online brokers.

The new health care law will prohibit such “gender rating,” starting in 2014. But gaps persist in most states, with no evidence that insurers have taken steps to reduce them.

For a popular Blue Cross Blue Shield plan in Chicago, a 30-year-old woman pays $375 a month, which is 31 percent more than what a man of the same age pays for the same coverage, according to eHealthInsurance.com, a leading online source of health insurance. . . .

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