Brief Health Care Costs Are a Barrier to Care for Many Women
Adele Shartzer, Sharon K. Long, Sarah Benatar
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  • Unmet health care needs because of cost are more common among women than men: 40.2 percent of women and 29.5 percent of men report any cost-related unmet need. 
  • Women are also more likely than men (20.6 percent versus 16.6 percent) to report that they and their families had problems paying or were unable to pay medical bills.
  • Young, low-income, and uninsured women are more likely than other women to report unmet needs for health services because of costs, but health insurance coverage does not eliminate cost-related barriers to care.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health equity
Policy Centers Health Policy Center