The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has published a startling list of statistics showing how women are frequently discriminated against by insurance companies. Among the chilling facts:
- A 22-year-old woman can be charged one and a half times the premium of a 22-year-old man.
- Many insurers also consider pregnancy and Cesarean sections a pre-existing condition.
- 52% of women reported trouble accessing needed health care because of cost, versus only 39% of men.
- 27% of employed women work part time and are thus excluded from their employers' health insurance plan, versus only 13% of men.
The SEIU is urging outraged Americans to sign a letter to Congress that says "I Am Not A Pre-Existing Condition!"