A "Pink Tax" on Healthcare Access?

A large majority of women say organizations don't meet the needs of most Americans and are mainly focused on making money than caring for patients.

  • Women utilize more healthcare services, and were 76% more likely to have visited a doctor within the past year than men.
  • 80% of healthcare decisions in the home are made by women, yet women report facing challenges related to accessing healthcare in a system that was originally designed by and for men.
  • Although women access healthcare more than men, they trust it less.


Jarrard D. Healthcare's Trust Gap is a Gender Gap. Jarrard. Accessed November 27, 2023.

Tecco H, Cheek J. Women's Health is More Than Female Anatomy and Our Reproductive System – It's About Unraveling Centuries of Inequities due to Living in a Patriarchal Healthcare System. Harvard Business School. Accessed November 27, 2023.