Florida Report: Mandatory Student Insurance a Benefit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A legislative report says Florida's public university students would benefit in several ways if they were required to have health insurance. But that also would raise the cost of going to school for students who don't already have insurance by 5 to 7 percent. University officials, though, say that cost would be covered by financial aid for those students who qualify.

The Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability released the report Friday. Florida State University currently is alone among the 11 state universities in requiring new students to either have their own health insurance -- often on their parents' policies -- or obtain it from the school.

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  • by larry Location: Altha on Dec 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM
    why don't we just give the government all our income and just provide rations for what we need? seems like that's where we are headed with all the new tax increases we will soon be getting. eventually none of us (hard working tax payers) will not have enough money left to substain our own needs to survive so we will have to start looking for outside help and hand outs. when are people going to start being responsible for there own lives instead of looking for somebody else to do it for them?
  • by Richard Location: Panama City on Dec 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM
    And just were do you think the "Aid" is supposed to come from? "TAXES" That's right, just tax some more and make it all better. The idiots in government right now are running us into the ground. "How do you like the CHANGE now?"
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