Women, men and the cost of health care: A Fox News video

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

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Really, women, you should stop having so many organs, because that means that you are more expensive when it come to health care, and men are tired of paying for those extra organs, according to Fox News.

We had a hard time believing this clip. Because it’s part of the debate around health care, we are reproducing it here.

Should women pay more than men for insurance? Because of having all those extra organs, and having babies and stuff? And by the way, women live longer so they use more health-care because of being alive, you know.

The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from charging women more for their insurance premiums, a practice that has been uniform and widespread. Here’s a fact sheet on that part of the act from the National Women’s Law Center.

What does that actually look like? In this article, the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University said, “For a popular Blue Cross Blue Shield plan in Chicago, a 30-year-old woman pays $375 a month, which is 31 percent more than what a man of the same age pays for the same coverage, according to eHealthInsurance.com, a leading online source of health insurance.”

Pregnancy coverage in the insurance industry is also a big issue; the National Women’s Law Center recently filed suit on that ground.

Food for thought.

 

  • I think my head just exploded. The jerk who’s playing doctor on their TV opens with “I’m not saying this ’cause I’m a man” …. WHAT? What are you saying? First the (R)s want to make sure we HAVE to get pregnant by not having birth control covered as part of standard care, and then they’re saying we’re TOO EXPENSIVE?? My head just exploded.