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[IP] Student Insurance



email @ redacted writes:
>Ashley wrote:
>> I am a student working on my master's in education and work part
>> time, so it is up to me to cover myself.  It is HARD.  I have blue
>> cross blue shield of missouri and for individuals (those who are
>> self employed or are not covered by employer) I pay $441.00 a month!
>
>You might want to consider switching schools. A great many schools 
>have very low cost student health insurnance. My daughter's plan at 
>UC San Diego (diabetic) and my son's plan at UC Davis are a little 
>over $500 per YEAR. There are some gaps in the coverage, but not 
>where major medical is concerened. Some but not all supplies are 
>covered, but even with the gaps, and paying for some supplies out of 
>pocket, it is nowhere near the $400 buck a month that you must pay.
>
>A little research on your part for a different school and what health 
>care is offered may get you a better and lower cost quality of life 
>with the same or better education.
>
>Michael

 I think this may be more of a lucky acception than a rule. I go to the
University of Maine where the school's insurance plan does not cover any ongoing
medical conditions. Fortunately I'm still covered for the moment under my
parents insurance.
Phoenix
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