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Illinois women not getting the care they need

Thursday, 31 May 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments
 
Chicago Foundation for Women
 

Illinois women not getting the care they need

New report reveals Illinois women in health care crisis

May 31) Women in Illinois are more likely to need medical services than men and yet, they are less likely to get it and often go without, according to the final report, ” A Study of Uninsured Women in Illinois,” released today by Chicago Foundation for Women.

 

“As the legislature grapples with the budget, we hope these numbers remind them that spiraling health care costs have put women’s health and safety in jeopardy. These women are caught in a health care crisis,” said Hannah Rosenthal, executive director of Chicago Foundation for Women. “But there is a solution. Illinois Covered is an ambitious plan that will offer coverage to hundreds of thousands of women previously uninsured.”

 

The report, the first extensive look at uninsured women in Illinois, also found one in every four Chicago woman has no health insurance. And the numbers are even higher for Latinas in Illinois–which means women are teetering on a dangerous edge risking both physical and financial security.

 

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