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When it comes to their health, women are getting fewer services but paying more.

According to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership with the Journal of the American Medical Association, women spend significantly more on annual health care than men: women aged 19 to 34 spent an average of $3,402 in 2015, compared to just $1,891 for men.

Despite these numbers (or perhaps because of them), women are actually more likely to be skipping out on preventive services and medical treatment. They’re also more likely to have a pre-existing condition and, consequently, express more concern about the possibility of ACA repeal.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Regulated Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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