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Health Costs Impact American Women

July 30, 2012  |  Elena Perez

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In America, 43% of women between the ages of 19 and 64 refrained from going to the doctor or taking medicine due to medical costs, according to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund. Health costs don’t just impact those without insurance: 32% of women with health insurance avoided treatment due to high costs as well.

These statistics are worrisome, especially since women use health care so much – especially as pregnant women or mothers that visit pediatricians with children in tow. Even when these particular visits are not taken into consideration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that women are still 33% more likely than men to visit a doctor.