Thursday, May 17, 2012

End Discrimination Against Women.

Did you know that in Pennsylvania it's legal to charge women more than men for health care?? 

Health insurance companies say it's because women can have babies, but a woman is likely to be charged discriminatory rates throughout her entire life. And in Pennsylvania, health insurance companies are not required to cover pregnancy.

The new health care law ends this and bans insurance companies from counting pregnancy as a 'pre-existing condition.' But, those protections don't go into place until 2014.

Women can't wait! Sign the petition. Tell your legislators to give these protections to Pennsylvania women now.

Whatever the Supreme Court decides, women in Pennsylvania deserve these protections!

Join PHAN’s Tuesday Night Policy Call Series on June 5th at 6:00 to find out the latest around legislation in Pennsylvania to do just this! This call will feature Erin Cusack of Maternity Care Coalition. RSVP here.

From our friends at the Pennsylvania Health Access Network.

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