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IWPR Publication

Women’s Access to Health Insurance
by Young-Hee Yoon, Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Lois Shaw, Ph.D., Roberta Spalter-Roth, Ph.D., Stephanie Aaronson, Ph.D. (June 1994)

Women have a unique relationship to the health care system in the United States that needs to be taken into account in health care reform. Compared with men, women use more health care services and pay more for them as a proportion of their income. They are also responsible for facilitating their families' use of health care and for ensuring the health of infants and children.

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