Friday, March 31, 2006

Women going bare

…Nearly one in five non-elderly women (meaning no Medicare) were uninsured in 2004.

…In Texas, make that 29 percent.

…Two-thirds of women have job-based coverage, but only 38% are insured through their own jobs.

…Lower income women are more likely to rely on Medicaid or be uninsured.

…Yet women need and use more health care services.

…Disconnect!

…For more info, contact Usha Ranji at the Kaiser Family Foundation, uranji@kff.org.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Not that I'm exactly elderly, but if I were going bare right now, the cost of my hip replacement -- just the hospital alone -- would be almost $63K!! Get real.