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.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded ClearHealthCosts.
She was previously a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia University School of Journalism. ClearHealthCosts has won grants from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; the International Women’s Media Foundation; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with KQED public radio in San Francisco and KPCC in Los Angeles; the Lenfest Foundation in Philadelphia for a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer; and the New York State Health Foundation for a partnership with WNYC public radio/Gothamist in New York; and other honors.
Her TED talk about fixing health costs has surpassed 2 million views.