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Gore Urges Congress to End Health Industry’s Sex Discrimination

Vice-President Al Gore called on Congress to pass laws that would end discrimination against women in the health care industry. Gore said that the President’s health care quality commission had recently reported “very strong evidence of the unequal treatment of women in our health care system.” For example, Gore said, women are less likely to be referred to a specialist and three times more likely as men to be told that the problem is “all in their heads.”

Gore said that the administration had asked Congress to pass a law that would allow a woman to see the same OB/GYN throughout her pregnancy, regardless of insurance rules.

Vice President’s Remarks on International Women’s Day

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Nando.net - March 12, 1998