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Did you know that insurance providers, on average, charge women up to 50% more for health care than men?

Health insurance providers use this shady tactic, better known as gender rating, to unjustly procure more money from women. Thankfully, the practice is illegal in a few states, but not all. Tell Congress to put a stop to unfair gender rating in ALL states.

 

 

 

 

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Dear Congress member:

Women on average are paying up to 50% more than men for their health insurance in America today. Insurance companies are charging higher premiums or even denying coverage for pregnancy-related care and such reasons as a history of sexual abuse. Some of the healthiest of women cannot afford medical insurance merely because of their gender. This is gender discrimination.

With the health care crisis becoming even more complex, health insurance providers need to loosen their rules and criteria, allowing women who need care to be able to receive the treatment they deserve. This is not a privilege; it's a basic human right.

Insurance providers' logic on this issue is arbitrary and transparent, and truly shows just how greedy the health care industry has become. Every woman deserves quality care and should not need to make a choice between going broke and being healthy—that's not what America is about. Take a stand for women and outlaw the practice of gender rating.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) please stop making women pay more
Jul 17, 2018 Donald Merrell
Jul 17, 2018 Amanda Bradfield
Jul 17, 2018 Peggy Thomas
Jul 17, 2018 Deanne Daniell
Jul 17, 2018 Naomi Reynolds
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Caffie Lee
Jul 17, 2018 Essie Smith
Jul 17, 2018 linda horkitz
Jul 17, 2018 Jennifer Pearson
Jul 17, 2018 Carolina Yokoyama
Jul 16, 2018 Ryan McKenzie
Jul 15, 2018 Freda Crawford
Jul 15, 2018 Nanette Silva
Jul 15, 2018 Su Horn
Jul 15, 2018 Tracee Garrett
Jul 15, 2018 Carole Gorecki
Jul 15, 2018 Tracy Webber
Jul 15, 2018 Janie Soaper I was very healthy and now I have breast cancer with the little support.
Jul 14, 2018 Howard Olanier
Jul 14, 2018 Howard Olanier
Jul 14, 2018 Laure Leclerc
Jul 14, 2018 Gigi Liebenthal
Jul 14, 2018 Michael Lyons
Jul 14, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 14, 2018 Emilie Johnson
Jul 14, 2018 Elena Knox
Jul 14, 2018 Vanessa Pote
Jul 13, 2018 Carolyn Riddle
Jul 13, 2018 Setsuko Maruki-Fox
Jul 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2018 Ben Prosser
Jul 13, 2018 joan wilkerson I think that the CEO's of healthcare companies should be reminded that without women, they wouldn't be here.
Jul 13, 2018 Regina Vieyra
Jul 13, 2018 Andrea Neufield
Jul 13, 2018 Janet Pebley
Jul 13, 2018 Cynthia Chan
Jul 13, 2018 Alicia Gonzalez
Jul 13, 2018 Elizabeth Fresh While I believe insurance is a privilege, it should be affordable. The insurance companies gouge everyone and should be regulated. Charging women 50% more is unfair and makes it unaffordable to most. Insurance shouldn't make medical decisions or choices.
Jul 13, 2018 Cindy Risvold
Jul 13, 2018 jocely,e coenart
Jul 13, 2018 Butch Willingham
Jul 13, 2018 Shari Outerbridge
Jul 13, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN You need to accept everyone and everything for how and who they are are and not put a price on life,because no life is worth more than any other.
Jul 13, 2018 Sissel Frettim
Jul 13, 2018 Renee McKenzie
Jul 12, 2018 Kristine Brovold
Jul 12, 2018 Margie Thibodeaux

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