Survey: Many Women Unaware of Health Law Benefits

According to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a large number of women face barriers to health care, and while the ACA will likely help them get services, some are unaware of the benefits. The survey found that 18 percent of women aged 18 to 64 were uninsured, and of those, minorities and low-income women were most likely not to have coverage. In fact, four in 10 low-income women were uninsured at the end of 2013, compared to five percent of higher-income women. Furthermore, out-of-pocket costs were more of a barrier for women than men. Researchers noted that this may be because women, on average, earn lower wages than men and typically have fewer financial assets.

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