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New Analysis on Uninsured Women in Illinois

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Female baby boomers in Illinois are less likely to have health insurance than men. That’s according to a new study by research group Health and Disability Advocates. It found that over 650,000 adult women in the state lack insurance.

Stephani Becker is with the group. She says the group was surprised by the number of middle class women who live without insurance.

BECKER: It has to do with the fact that they either remove themselves from the work world for a number of years to be caretakers or they accept part time jobs that don’t have full time benefits. So they’re more vulnerable to losing coverage. And I think that would be surprising to people.

The study also reveals that statewide, Chicago women are more likely to be uninsured. Becker also says that Latina women represent one third of uninsured women.

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