Women more affected by rising health care costs

05/12/2009 | Reuters

A new study found 70%, or 63.8 million, of working-age women in the U.S. have no insurance, too little insurance, carry medical debt or didn't get needed care due to costs, compared with 59%, or 51.9 million, working-age men. Commonwealth Fund researchers said increases in health care costs affect women more because they have lower average incomes and spend more on health care than men.

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