"Women need more care and get less care, and run up more medical debt," says Judith Waxman, a vice president at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, and co-author of the Commonwealth Fund report.
Using a vice-president of a women's organization makes her biased right off the bat. It goes on to say that "Women have lower incomes than men, higher out-of-pocket medical costs and less access to employer-provided health insurance because many don't work full time. The report said the result was that almost 38% of women struggle with health bills, compared to 29% of men."
These numbers seem hardly significant to me and I am concerned that this is just blown out of proportion. Here in America we all struggle with our healthcare bills.
Another part of the article also goes on about how women put their kids first. As a man, I'm offended by that. I put my kids first on a regular basis as well. Hell, that is where all my money is going. It is articles like these that just perpetuates the stereotype that men are not as important to the family as women are.
Lastly, why is this whole thing coming from a law organization? Are they setting up a lawsuit?