We all know this country has a serious problem when it comes to health insurance. But did you know that women are bearing the brunt of the problem to a significantly higher degree? Consider the issue of health coverage gender bias, by the numbers, according to a new report from Prevention magazine:
In 37 states
, it's legal to deny us health insurance because we're women.
95 percent of insurance companies
that sell individual health care plans practice something called "gender rating," or gender-related denials
Women end up paying 84 percent more than men
In other words, we're being royally screwed and discriminated against by health insurance companies, and until the Affordable Health Care Act goes into effect in 2014, these glaring inequalities will be perfectly legal. Shocked? Enraged? You should be!