Charge women more for their health care? Well, yeah.

Looking at over Washington Square Park from the second floor of the Kimmel Center at NYU, on March 15, 2017. Photo: Anthony Moretti

Before we go any further, I am NOT advocating for charging women at a higher rate than men for health care premiums.

Saying that, this National Review editorial argues women should be charged more because their health care expenses are significantly higher than they are for men.

If you look at the data, the editorial asserts, then the

higher premiums charged to women are not rooted in the malice of wicked insurance executives but in the thing that our progressive friends claim to love: science — in this case, actuarial science. The argument for charging women higher premiums may not be persuasive to you, but it has some basis in reality. The argument against doing so has no obvious basis in anything other than preference.

We all support evidence-based medicine. Why not support evidence-based health insurance, too?

So, tell me…


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