Single Women and Health Insurance

By Allison O'Connor

Paradise Valley, AZ, April 20, 2008 —
Single women: we’ve got your number. Try 20 percent — that’s how many of you are uninsured, and we’re not talking high-dollar life insurance policies. If you’re a single woman in the United States today, you are more likely than any other American to not have a single stitch of basic health insurance covering your hide.

In her recent article on the subject, Single Women & Health Insurance: Hope for the Space Between a Rock & a Hard Place,’s Health Channel editor, Tracy Morris, exposes one woman’s reality and offers experienced tips on where to find individual policies, and what to do about medical needs that arise when you’re not covered.

It’s not just women living at poverty level, either, who are finding themselves unable to access the world’s greatest medical technology (let alone the most minimal well-woman annual exam.) Single mother, Leah (who requested anonymity for the story, readable at, has even more company than the 2 in 10 women who are uninsured in America. Leah and her daughter have insurance, but because of her temporary under-employment, she has to rely on what is basically short-term catastrophic coverage.

“Leah’s story isn’t every woman’s,” Morris reflects, “but it’s not uncommon for hard-working women to think they’ve done everything right, only to find the health care rug pulled out from under them. It only takes one job loss, one divorce, and you find yourself afraid to darken a doctor’s door for fear of being diagnosed with an excluding condition.”

Single Minded explores the topics that matter to this growing group of women — from the tough facts of life like health care gaps and finances to the lighter side of living, relationships, and working.

About Single Minded, LLC:
Headquartered in Paradise Valley, AZ, Single Minded, LLC was founded in 2007 by Allison O’Connor and Christine Whelan. Both women have extensive experience in publishing and advertising and have been single professionals during their careers. Having worked for companies such as PennWell, VerticalNet, TechOnline, Reed Publishing and Carat Freeman, O’Connor and Whelan have successfully launched numerous web start-ups and magazines.

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Allison O’Connor
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