I grew up in an era where women definitely were not equal. I remember working with a man who did the same job I did and earned quite a bit more money and didn't work as hard. It was frustrating. I'm sure today there is still a fair amount of discrimination in the work force.
As I raised my daughters I often told them that "Women had come a long way, but we had a long way to go yet!"
I regularly watch "Larry King Live". Last evening, ten of our female senators were on the program, a few of them chosen as spokepersons, as to the discrimination in health care for women. In only 14 states is it mandatated that insurance companies cover maternity health care. If I'm not mistaken, there are fertile women in all 50 states and most likely some are trying to conceive. Often, insurance is denied to women due to pre-existing conditions. One of those conditions is having had a pregnancy.
It is proven that a man and a woman of the same age, an example of age 24 was given by one senator, the woman will pay 48% more for the same medical coverage as a man.
Of course, there are many other issues regarding our health care. Instances where someone having been treated for something as simple as acne is denied covereage because it is, again, considered a pre-existing condition.
I am fortunate, more fortunate than most, to have excellent medical coverage through my employment. My employment, like so many, is precarious. Age 65 will be welcomed as I will have guaranteed insurance for whatever that is worth which is better than nothing.
Food for thought.........all comments are welcomed.