University of Denver

University of Michigan Study Reveals that 115,000 Women Lose Private Health Insurance Each Year Following a Divorce

Clerk of Court, Denver Juvenile Court

University of Michigan research project looked at the effects of divorce on women's health insurance rates and coverage and found that women are less likely to be insured following a divorce. It is estimated that 115,000 women lose health insurance coverage following a divorce and that 65,000 women become uninsured in the months following the divorce. The results of this research further demonstrate that divorce has wide-ranging consequences to women's healthcare and economic well being.