Research shows that insurers often fail to cover services and medical practices that disproportionately affect women. (Photo: iStock)

Gender equality was one of the many arguments that the Affordable Care Act’s backers mounted six years ago in support of the landmark overhaul of the nation’s health care laws.

The law barred health insurers from pricing their plans based on a customer’s gender. Or, as Nancy Pelosi announced, “Being a woman is no longer a pre-existing medical condition.”

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