Higher Insurance Premiums Ending for Women
As a result, Senator John Kerry has introduced the "The Women's Health Insurance Fairness Act". The act will improve health care benefits for women in the individual market by preventing insurers from charging them more, denying or limiting coverage based on their pregnancy status or delivery method, and ensuring comprehensive maternity coverage.
Sen. John Kerry said "The disparity between women and men in the individual insurance market is just plain wrong and it has to change.With Mother's Day around the corner, there's no better gift to American women than discrimination-free, affordable and accessible insurance that meets their health needs."
The Women's Health Insurance Fairness Act:
This legislation is also supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Children's Defense Fund, Consumers Union, Families USA, National Partnership for Women & Families, OWL - The Voice of Midlife and Older Women, and the Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH).