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Thursday, April 5, 2007
Popular health-insurance plans punish women
Females charged more for having reproductive organs, Harvard study finds:
ATLANTA - High-deductible health insurance plans favored by many employers often wind up being an unfair burden to women, a new study says, largely because women need many routine medical exams that quickly add up.
The median expense for men under 45 in these plans was less than $500, but for women it was more than $1,200, according to a study by Harvard Medical School researchers.
They also found that only a third of insured men in that age group spent more than $1,050 in annual medical costs, while 55 percent of women did.