It should come as no surprise that a recent study by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) found that women are frequently discriminated against by insurance companies. Among the hard cold facts:
A 22- year-old woman can be charged one and a half times the premium of a 22-year-old man.
Many insurers also consider pregnancy and Cesarean sections a pre-existing condition.
52% of women reported trouble accessing needed health care because of cost, versus only 39% of men.
27% of employed women work part time and are thus excluded from their employers' health insurance plan, versus only 13% of men.