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Posts tagged: gender gap

The cost of a healthy life

What’s the deal? We know that women make most of the health care decisions in a family. (I once told my sister, if I die young she is to make certain my husband gets our son to the dentist every six months…it goes on from there.)

So women must pay more for being vigilant about health?

A story in today's NY Times reveals all the disparity – another gender gap – in health care policy costs between men and women.   One company claimed it might lose male customers if the premiums were increased.

Part of Obama’s health care reform is to end gender rating in health plans. However, this practice has not yet been taken to court.

Check your premium costs, ask your friends. Then, you may need to call your lawyer.

(S-R archives photo)

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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