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Why women pay more for health care

Women pay an average of one-third more for health care, according to a new study. The real question is: Why?

The research was published in Health Affairs. The researchers found that women paid roughly 32% more than men for health care — almost $1,500 annually per capita. The difference in costs isn’t all because of expected reasons like childbirth and related health care services.

Women’s greater longevity led to an even greater discrepancy in cost-of-care among older populations — spending on womens’ health care war roughly 61% of the demographic’s total.

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