Women's Health Insurance Coverage Fact Sheet

Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation


Research Area: Health

Keywords: healthcare; women; insurance

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States


This fact sheet provides new statistics on health coverage and describes the major sources of health insurance for non-elderly adult women ages 18-64, including employer-sponsored coverage, Medicaid, individually purchased insurance, and Medicare. It also summarizes the major policy challenges facing women in obtaining health coverage, and provides data on nearly 17 million women who are uninsured.