Is Gender Based Pricing Legal Under the ACA?

I have just received my employer health insurance information and it is broken down by gender then by age and the woman’s pricing is much higher than the male pricing and the older the more expensive as well. Is this legal?

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The plan where I work is “grandfathered in.” I am in much better health than my male counterparts where I work and am younger and paying over 2x as much in my monthly cost for the same coverage they receive. I don’t have any kids and cannot have any and was told my rate was higher because I’m a female of “child bearing years.” I’ve never felt more discriminated against or livid over an issue anywhere I’ve worked. I hardly ever go to the doctor and take much better care of myself than my coworkers. Several have major health issues/diseases but pay a fraction of what I’m paying. I would say this has been a BAD experience. I hope that 2017 makes this practice illegal in the future.


Woman use the healthcare system much more than men. Logic would dictate they pay higher premiums.

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