Skip to main content

View Diary: Midday open thread (78 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  If schools are self-funding an insurance program (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Gooserock, JeffW, enhydra lutris

    aren't they subject to state insurance regulations?

    What's the problem? These self-funded health insurance plans are exempt from the ban on coverage caps. So if a student has a really expensive health problem, like my friend Kenya Wheeler has been experiencing, they risk being dropped from the coverage that's keeping them alive. Our universities can and should do better in providing health insurance to a mostly young and healthy population.
    If schools (and other orgs) that self-fund an insurance offering ARE subject to state insurance regulation, then this fact could be publicized. Choosing a college is already a very expensive decision, and states that properly regulate such insurance offerings would gain an advantage for student enrollments.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site