By Julian Pecquet - 05/11/11 02:23 PM EDT
Women are finding it more and more difficult to find affordable health insurance, says a new report from the Commonwealth Fund, but Democrats' healthcare reform law should help.
The report says 27 million women went without insurance in 2010, but that the new law should offer them all a chance to get covered when it's fully implemented in 2014. Among the issues the law addresses: coverage for preventive and maternal health and a ban on gender rating for premiums.
"This report shows how rapidly rising health care costs and lagging incomes are leaving increasing numbers of women unable to afford health insurance and health care — and millions are struggling with medical bills and debt," Commonwealth Fund Vice President Sara Collins said in a statement. "But, change is underway."