Health Insurance for Undergraduates

TitleHealth Insurance for Undergraduates
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCox-White, B, Connolly, P, Englehardt, E, Hinman, L, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordseducation , HEALTH , HEALTH care reform , MEDICINE
AbstractAn estimated forty percent of students at the University of California come to university without health insurance. In response to this, the UC Board of Regents is requiring all students to have health insurance. Each campus will offer health insurance packages to students at a cost of $400-$500 a year. Students already covered by adequate health insurance can waive the requirement. However, opponents of this plan note that a UC education is already prohibitively expensive for many, and that their plan does not cover the costs of referrals to outside specialists, leading to students failing to get proper care if they can not pay.
NotesCase from the 2001 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2001.
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