Health Insurance: Most College Students are Covered Through Employer-Sponsored Plans, and Some Colleges and States are Taking Steps to Increase Coverage

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DIANE Publishing, 2008 - 46 pages
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College students face challenges obtaining health insurance (HI) -- they may not have access to insurance through an employer, and as they get older, they may lose dependent coverage obtained through a parent┐s plan. Fed. law ensures continued access to HI for some such students. College students may have access to student HI plans offered by their colleges. Here is a report on uninsured college students, student HI plans, and efforts to increase the number of insured students. The author reviewed: (1) college students┐ HI status; (2) uninsured college students┐ characteristics; (3) the extent to which colleges offered student HI plans and the characteristics of available plans; and (4) efforts to increase the number of insured students. Graphs.

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