UNITED STATES - Women in America are struggling to pay for their own healthcare.

A new report from the Commonwealth Fund shows 38 percent of U.S. women cite high costs for skipping a doctor's appointment or filling a prescription.

And nearly half - 44 percent - report having some kind of medical bill problem, like an insurance denial.

Compare that to just 2 percent of women in the U.K.

In fact, of all the high-income countries, American women have the highest death rates during pregnancy and childbirth.

Healthcare costs, as well as higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, are all factors.

Digital Producer

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