Health In­surance for Women

Seven Plans Stud­ied

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Ex­perts be­lieve that women uti­lize more med­i­cal ser­vices than men due in part to longer life ex­pectan­cies, the need for re­pro­duc­tive care, and a greater like­li­hood of chronic dis­ease and dis­abil­ity. Var­i­ous stud­ies in­di­cate that mul­ti­task­ing and stressed women in par­tic­u­lar tend to be­come vul­ner­a­ble to health is­sues after the age of 40. They have a greater chance of fall­ing prey to crit­i­cal ail­ments such as arthri­tis, blood pres­sure and di­a­betes, and in some cases to breast can­cer. Seen this way, health in­surance cov­er­age be­comes an im­per­a­tive – women with health cov­er­age are more likely to ob­tain needed pre­ven­tive, pri­mary and spe­cial­ity care ser­vices, and have bet­ter ac­cess to new ad­vances in women’s health. So, what are the things that women need to con­sider when se­lect­ing a plan?

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