Commonwealth Fund researchers examined differences in how American women fare compared with women in 10 other industrialized nations, all of which have universal health insurance coverage. Their findings show that while uninsured women in the U.S. are the most likely to face problems paying medical bills and getting needed health care, even those who have coverage are more likely to face these problems than women in other countries. The authors estimate that once fully implemented, the Affordable Care Act will cover nearly all women in the U.S., reducing the uninsured rate among women from 20 percent to 8 percent.
Visit commonwealthfund.org to read the report, use an interactive feature showing how coverage rates will change under health reform, and view an infographic comparing nations on women's health care access and cost.
Oceans Apart: The Higher Health Costs of Women in the U.S. Compared to Other Nations, and How Reform Is Helping
Ruth Robertson, M.Sc., David Squires, M.A., Tracy Garber, M.P.H., Sara R. Collins, Ph.D., and Michelle M. Doty, Ph.D.
July 13, 2012
Read more »
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency. If you received this alert as a "forward" and would like to subscribe or if you would like to receive alerts on other issues, register for My Commonwealth Fund. If you would like to unsubscribe, please go to the Manage Subscriptions page at http://www.commonwealthfund.org/subscriptions.aspx or write to email@example.com.
The Commonwealth Fund is on Twitter. Follow us at www.twitter.com/commonwealthfnd for updates.
For advertising and promotion on HealthNewsDigest.com please contact Mike McCurdy: tvmike13@HealthNewsDigest.com or 877-634-9180
HealthNewsDigest.com is syndicated worldwide, to thousands of journalists in all media, and health-related websites. www.HealthNewsDigest.com
Top of Page
Us | Job Listings
| Help | Site
Map | About Us
Advertising Information | HND Press Release | Submit Information | Disclaimer