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Cal State Sees Gains in Students With Health Coverage


Inside Higher Ed. June 13, 2014.

A campaign to encourage students in the California State University System to get health insurance has made significant gains, The Los Angeles Times reported. According to a poll of the 15 largest Cal State campuses, released Thursday, the share of students without health insurance dropped from 30 percent to 10 percent. That drop means that 60,000 students who previously lacked coverage signed up for health insurance. The gains are significant both for Cal State and the Obama administration's health care program. The university wants its students covered. The Obama administration needs younger Americans, who on average are healthier than older Americans, to sign up so that there is balance in the health costs of those with insurance.