General Facts On Women And Job Based Health
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor force is becoming more diverse, older and more female. Today, those changing labor force demographics are already evident in terms of the increased number of working women.
Working women are likely to be the primary decision maker for the family as well as the care giver when a family member falls ill. Therefore, women need adequate knowledge and tools to satisfy their multiple roles as decision makers and consumers of health care.
Women As Major Health Care Consumers
Women With Health Insurance In Their Own Names
In 2005 39% of women age 18-64, or 36 million women, had employment-based coverage in their own name. Twenty-five million or 26% had such coverage from a private-sector job.