Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 called for federal legislation that would prohibit health insurers from using gender as a pay-rate determinant in individual coverage, according to a Tuesday press release. He said the cost discrepancies specifically put women under 40 — who pay between 6 and 48 percent more than men — at an unfair disadvantage when it comes to basic medical care. Twelve states, including New York and New Jersey, currently either prohibit or limit the use of gender as a factor in setting health insurance rates.