Managed Care

 

Uninsurance Rate for Women Jumps Nearly 40%

MANAGED CARE October 1999. © MediMedia USA
News and Commentary

Uninsurance Rate for Women Jumps Nearly 40%

MANAGED CARE October 1999. ©1999 MediMedia USA

The share of women age 18 to 64 without insurance has risen in the last five years, from 13 to 18 percent, despite the fact that 7 out of 10 of those without coverage work or have husbands who do. The Commonwealth Fund study concludes the drop is rooted in changes in employee contributions and other aspects of financing coverage.

About 30 percent of working women are in retail or service jobs, which often pay low wages and either offer no benefits or make them available through relatively substantial payroll deductions. The report found that the rate of private coverage has declined for all women earning under $50,000, most dramatically for those making $15,000 to $35,000. Women age 25 to 34 are least likely to have insurance.

Meetings

Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014