Woman waiting in doctor's office

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


According to research from the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership withthe Journal of the American Medical Association, women spendsignificantly more on annual health care than men: women aged 19 to34 spent an average of $3,402 in 2015, compared to just $1,891 formen.


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


Take a look at the infographic below (click to enlarge) for moreinsights into the unique barriers to women's health care.


Barriers to women's health infographic


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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.