Should Women Be Charged More for Health Care?
With Obamacare, men and women will be charged the same amount for health-insurance premiums. But Hadley Heath, an Independent Women’s Forum analyst writing for Time magazine, argues that this shouldn’t be the case. Since women need maternity care, tend to live longer than men, visit doctors more often, and have smaller bodies that are “more prone to wear and tear,” she says that women should pay more for health insurance. Heath advocates for gender-based pricing and for non-catastrophic costs to be paid outside of an insurance plan, to ensure fairness.