According to a recent study, women are at great risk of losing health insurance as a result of divorce. The study found that 115,000 women in the United States lose health insurance each year because of divorce. Many might think that women can just purchase new health insurance on their own through COBRA or buying private insurance. Unfortunately these plans tend to be very expensive, and women might have a difficult time paying for them. Even women who make well above the poverty level and are considered middle-income might have difficulty making payments.