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Does The Price Of Health Insurance Vary By Race, Gender Or Social Class?

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Does The Price Of Health Insurance Vary By Race, Gender Or Social Class?

Postby Jessey » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:27 am

None of the above.
It varies by money.
So in general, social class and race are affected, but these are not absolutes.

FACT - the USA spends more on healthcare PER PERSON than any other nation on the planet.


FACT - the US has higher death rates for kids aged under five than western European countries with universal health coverage.

That means that a dead American four year old would have had a better chance of life if they were born in Canada, France, Cuba, Germany, Japan etc, all of which have universal health coverage.
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Postby Aalam » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:05 am

Race and gender for sure, social class I suspect.

Blue Crosss jumped my premiums by almost 50% in one leap, when I turned 60.

This appears to be the magic age when they really start trying to get rid of you.
My health insurance is now about 40% of my income, much more than a bank will say you can afford for a house loan.

I am male and they make it even worse for females.

I don't kow what tricks they use to screw others but you can bet your actuarial tables that the theives have a way if it profits them.
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Postby aston81 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:33 am

it may in some areas. especially the gender part. in most cases it's the health factor that it affects most
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Postby Steaphan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:47 pm

No, I do not think they ask those things on the enrollment forms, just gender.
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Postby Geralt » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:48 pm

Hell yes.Why do you think they call em bean counters? They use all kinds of stats in denying and/or qualifying you.

If your family tree has a history of Cancer, heart problems....you know what happens. Blacks are genetically predisposed to sickle cell anemia, Native Americans diabetes, etc;....
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Postby Ardolf » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:36 pm

does by gender, i dont think it legally could for the other 2
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Postby Aiwyn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:51 am

Social Class.
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Postby Kwan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:49 am

yes
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