End Gender Discrimination in Health Insurance Coverage
- by: SEIU
- recipient: U.S. Congress
Through the process known as "gender rating," insurers can charge women higher premiums. This process is not only discriminatory, it is illegal in 10 states!
On top of pricing disparities, insurance companies have found other ways to make money at the expense of American women. For example, many insurers refuse to cover "elective" procedures... like giving birth! Others consider domestic violence and rape victims to have a "pre-existing condition" and deny them coverage. The list goes on, but the trend is crystal clear.
These are not isolated incidents but policies put in place by the insurance companies to maximize profits. When it comes to health care, women in America deserve to be protected from these outrageous policies!
Sign the petition to Congress urging them pass a health insurance reform bill that forbids insurance companies from discriminating against women.
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Dear Members of Congress:
It has recently come to my attention that women in America are paying 30 to 40 percent more than men for health insurance. Because this practice illegal in only ten states, the vast majority of women nationwide are being discriminated against by insurance companies simply because they're a woman.
Consumers deserve to be protected from policies like this one. I hope you agree.
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It's time we stood up to insurance companies and passed real health insurance reform.