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NEW NATIONAL CAMPAIGN - "BEING A WOMAN IS NOT A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION" TO BE LAUNCHED ON OCTOBER 20

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 General News J E 4
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Rape Survivor Denied Coverage for "Pre-existing Condition" Shares HerStory

National Women's Law Center (NWLC) Co-President Marcia Greenberger,Chrissy Turner - a rape survivor who was denied coverage by an insurancecompany because of her "pre-existing condition" - and a group of women taketo the steps of the U.S. Capitol to launch a new public awareness campaign,"Being a Woman is Not a Pre-Existing Condition." They want to encourage womento make their voices heard by demanding that Congress pass health care reformlegislation that works for women and their families.

The "Being a Woman is Not a Pre-Existing Condition" campaign will inspirewomen to take action by educating them about the disparities women face inthe health insurance market. In addition to announcing the new campaign, NWLCwill release new research about gender discrimination in the health insurancemarket as a follow-up to its landmark 2008 "Nowhere to Turn" research report.The Center was the first to reveal that women are charged as much as 48% morefor individual insurance than men and are routinely denied coverage forso-called pre-existing conditions, including a past C-section or status as adomestic abuse survivor.

NEWS: Rape Survivor Denied Health Coverage & New Report on GenderDiscrimination in Health Care

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SOURCE National Women's Law Center
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