medical care

In too many ways, single people get lower quality health care than married people do (as I noted in Singled Out), or they face more obstacles to getting the care they need, or they pay more for the care they do get. Here are some relevant articles, including some terrific guests published on my blogs.

Singlism in American medicine: Patients without partners face stereotyping and discrimination (with Joan DelFattore)

How singles are shortchanged in the health care system (with Joan DelFattore)

How hospitals make it hard for single people to get the care they need

Research documents life-threatening bias against single people (about transplants)

How Obamacare improved the lives of single people

Stereotypes as death sentences: Unmarried with cancer

Prestigious medical journal acknowledges singlism: Q & A with Joan DelFattore

Why you may need a patient advocate if you or someone you are caring for has a serious illness. Guest post by Ailene Gerhardt

In a hospital, friends are not people: Guest post by Joan DelFattore

Singles have fewer benefits than married couples – but are slowing gaining more

Discrimination in the health care system: Guest post by Joan DelFattore

If you are single, every day is tax day: 19 examples

Am I getting surgery or joining a country club? Guest post by Cathy Goodwin

The unique challenges of being single and chronically ill: Guest post by Nika Beamon

Captain of her soul: How to deal with being sick and single. Guest post by Nika Beamon

Review of “The age of dignity: Preparing for the elder boom in a changing America”

Review of “On Silver Winges: A Life Reconstructed”

The Affordable Pair Act: Guest Post by Beth O’Donnell

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