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American Women Fare Worse In Health Coverage Than Those In 10 Countries With Universal Care

Medscape:  Millions Of US Women Lack Adequate Health Care
A new Commonwealth Fund report shows that women in the United States are in much worse shape, health care-wise, than women in 10 nations that have universal health care. Even insured American women are more likely to go without needed health care because of the cost and difficulty paying medical bills.  The report was published online July 13.  According to the report, the Affordable Care Act has brought coverage to millions of women already and is expected to improve women's health care in coming years (Brown, 7/13).

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