It’s not sexist – it’s a fact. Women have different interests when it comes to their health. Women have very different reproductive organs and are at risk for health problems regarding those reproductive organs, both inside and outside their bodies. Women are at risk for different kinds of cancers, complications before, during, and after giving birth, and many women have health problems regarding their menstrual cycles and afterwards, when they are experiencing menopause.
Plus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not only is heart disease the leading cause of death among residents of America, but it’s also a major cause for disability. Women are no exception. In fact, for women over the age of 65, heart disease is the leading cause of death.
So, what does all of this mean?
Given women’s interest regarding health concerns specific to women, it’s all the more important for women to have adequate health insurance.
For women, health insurance covers more than just annual checkups and emergency room visits. Women need medical attention particular to their gender, such as regular exams of their reproductive organs, pregnancy, and certain types of cancers such as breast, cervical, and uterine. Some women need special medical treatment during their reproductive years, i.e., the years in which they have menstrual cycles, as well as during their menopausal and post menopausal years.
While there are clinics around the nation that provide health care focused on these women’s interests for free or at a low cost, these clinics can only offer so much prevention and treatment. Having adequate health insurance helps make sure that women and their special health needs will be taken care of.
If you’re a woman, make sure you have proper health insurance. Talk with your mother, your sister, and your daughter about proper health insurance. Although being a woman doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll suffer serious health conditions, having health insurance does mean you’ll be covered.