Women and health coverage: the affordability gap.

  title={Women and health coverage: the affordability gap.},
  author={Elizabeth M. Patchias and Judy Waxman},
  journal={Issue brief},
Although men and women have some similar challenges with regard to health insurance, women face unique barriers to becoming insured. More significantly, women have greater difficulty affording health care services even once they are insured. On average, women have lower incomes than men and therefore have greater difficulty paying premiums. Women also are less likely than men to have coverage through their own employer and more likely to obtain coverage through their spouses; are more likely… CONTINUE READING