New JEC Report Reveals Women Experiencing Double-Whammy Of Losing Health Insurance Coverage Due To Their Own Or Spouse’s Job Loss

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 18, 2009

News release: “Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), along with Rep. Elijah Cummings and Rep. Jim Moran released a JEC new report entitled, Comprehensive Health Insurance Reform: An Essential Prescription for Women. The report reveals that during the recession, women are experiencing a double-whammy of lost health insurance as they lose their insurance due to either their own or their spouse’s job loss. In addition, the JEC report chronicles the vulnerability created by women’s dependence on their spouse’s employer-sponsored health insurance, the unique risk of un-insurance for younger and older women, and the spike in newly uninsured children of unemployed single mothers.”

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