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University Students Depending on Publicly Funded Healthcare

Is it fair that high level students at Universities such as Stanford, Davis, and Irvine should be receiving federally funded health care for themselves and their families? As Universities continue to drop their healthcare plans, it is leading a larger number of students who are seeking masters degrees in law and medicine to turn to these government provided coverages rather than go without. Universities are defending the cuts by saying that the plans don’t support themselves, but many students, who will one day be earning six figures or more, find it morally reprehensible for taking advantage of these welfare based benefits. Many Universities continue to provide plans at lower than market rates as a benefit to their students, but not all can justify the cost and some have said that they loose money on these programs. What can be done to solve this problem? Read more here

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