Saturday, September 12, 2009

Women and Health Care Reform

Women make most of the health decisions in the household. They buy the groceries and decide what their family will be eating for meals and snacks. They get the children off to Dr. appointments. They make sure their husbands are taking care of. Women take care of ailing parents and get involved in health care decisions. Women use health insurance more.

Without our pro-active approach of health care, the medical community would be less busy.

The National Women's Law Project in Washington, D.C., states that insurance companies in a few states can charge women more than men for the same coverage. Additionally, some insurance companies can deny women coverage because of domestic violence or having any C-sections.

Disease prevention is important to women as they want their families to be as healthy as possible.

Women have a voice. Please us it. Your concerns need to be heard. Health care reform affects all Americans. Women can be the driving force in health care reform.

Call, email, send letters to your local politicians voicing your concerns.

Good health,
Trisha M. Pacenti RN,BSN