Why Are So Many Women Living Without Health Insurance?

Zelros, a company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help insurers better understand and serve their clients, surveyed 1,000 people across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and parts of Europe.

The age disparity in health insurance coverage is an issue, and there is also a gender gap.

Not surprisingly, the primary reason women and young adults balk at getting health insurance is the high cost of coverage.

Why Are So Many Women Without Health Insurance

Further information from Zelros confirms a positive correlation between the high insurance cost and fewer women owning a health insurance policy.

58.3% of women believe insurance coverage is too expensive to obtain. On the other hand, 46.7% of men surveyed believe insurance is affordable.

That's a big factor for why 75.4% of men surveyed have an active health insurance policy, whereas only 60.9% of women have coverage.

One of the biggest problems the Affordable Health Care Act was intended to fix is the high cost of caring for underinsured citizens who may delay getting expensive preventative care, until they have no choice but seek treatment.

Lack of Adequate Health Insurance Hurts Everyone

Whether that issue was fully addressed or not, the significant gap in people versus people covered by health insurance means that all of us pay more.

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