Report: Women Pay $1 Billion More Each Year for Health Insurance

March 20, 2012
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New research has shown women are paying $1 billion more each year than men for the same health insurance coverage. The report from the National Women’s Law Center says 92 percent of the top plans in states that permit so-called "gender rating" charge women more — even though most of those plans do not cover maternity care. In most states, female non-smokers are also charged more than male smokers, simply because they are women. The Obama administration’s new healthcare law will ban gender rating, starting in 2014.