FuseWashington.org notes that many states – at least 38 states, in fact – permit insurance companies to discriminate in pricing health care based on gender. The site offers (h/t DailyKos) a nifty little chart that shows how much more than men women in each of the 50 states pay now pay. Here in Missouri the figure is 25-50% more.
The chart also shows that after Obamacare is fully phased in in 2014, women will pay no more or no less than men – because such discrimination will be prohibited by the law of the land.
Of course that depends on whether or not the Bush appointees (both Bushes – remember who nominated Thomas) on the Supreme Court decide to go on a repeal-the-new-deal bender.