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Planning for Higher Education Journal

School-Sponsored Health Insurance

Planning for a New Reality
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From Volume 38 Number 3 | April–June 2010
By Bryan A. Liang
Planning Types: Student Affairs Planning

Healthcare reform efforts in both the Clinton and Obama administrations have attempted to address college and university health. Yet, although the world of healthcare delivery has almost universally evolved to managed care, school health programs have not. In general, school-sponsored health plans do little to improve access and have adopted strategies that may in fact breach the school’s fiduciary duty to the student. For these health programs to survive, planners must embrace change and integrate their operations with standard health insurance systems. In this way, they can do good both for students and families and for the future of college and university health.

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