Health and Healthcare 11_16_09

Health and Healthcare 11_16_09 - Accessing health care and...

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Accessing health care and health Insurance - US has patchwork of private and public insurance plans; leaves some gaps o 2/3 of uninsured are poor or near-poor o Blacks twice as likely, Hispanics three times as likely to be uninsured compared to Whites o Noncitizens are three times as likely to be uninsured as citizens Gender differences in access to healthcare and health insurance - According to the National Women’s Law Center: o Women are charged higher premiums than men Use “gender rating” to set premiums o At age 25, women are charged up to 84% more than men o More than 60% of the best selling plans charged 40 year old non-smoking women more than a 40 year old man who smokes o According to the National Women’s Law Center: Maternity coverage is scarce In 2008, 12% of the sampled health plans provided maternity coverage to a 30 year old women In 2009, that increased to 13% In some states, insurers can deny coverage to survivors of domestic violence Some states have now made that illegal o Arkansas passed this law in 2009 o ????? o Poor women particularly vulnerable After welfare reform, 13 states chose to cut off Medicaid eligibility as punishment for TANF noncompliance Threshold for Medicaid eligibility decreased; most women in welfare-to-
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