Monday, April 23, 2007

Women Punished for Having Breasts

“High-deductible plans punish women for having breasts and uteruses and having babies,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, the study’s lead author.

Interesting way to state the obvious.

Women’s costs are higher because women need mammograms, cervical cancer vaccine, Pap tests, birth control and pregnancy-related services that men do not, said Woolhandler, who also is a co-founder of a physicians’ group that advocates for a single-payer national health insurance system.

Maybe. But men do stupid things that land them in the ER more often.

Sounds to me like men are being punished for having too much testosterone.
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