Women’s health varied by health insurance coverage, with uninsured women experiencing some disparities in preventive care and insured women reporting unwelcome surprises about the limits of their coverage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study. [TechTarget]
“Despite the role that health insurance plays in helping people afford health care and reducing patients’ financial risks when they need routine care, get sick, or need to be hospitalized, scope of coverage and affordability can still be challenging for many women with insurance coverage,” the study found.
Most women reported having good, excellent, or very good health. However, those who reported fair or poor health were largely concentrated in Medicaid (30 percent) and uninsurance (23 percent) populations.
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