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March 22 2010

IWF in the News: A New Pre-existing Condition

Carrie L. Lukas

Last night, Speaker Pelosi reiterated that passing the health-care legislation means that "Being a woman will no longer be a pre-existing medical condition." It's true that outlawing gender ratings will effectively shift women's health costs to men (which means young men will see their health-insurance premiums rise disproportionately). Yet the Senate bill makes being a single mom a new kind of pre-existing condition: Instead of higher insurance premiums, these women will have fewer employment opportunities. Congratulations Mrs. Speaker.

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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