I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this article.
Florida Universities are trying to make it a requirement that students have health insurance, if not they cannot attend the school. Students are struggling now to pay for high tuition’s and books. I myself just paid a little over $200 dollars for 2 books and they were used books. Imagine all those students who take more then 2 classes a semester? I currently work full time and have health insurance through my job, but if I could only work part time and didn’t have benefits to health insurance, I probably wouldn’t have insurance right now either. It’s too expensive to take on School tuition, books and your bills and then to have to pay for health insurance, is just too much. I do agree that it’s important we have insurance. For example, I have been sick for over a week and today I have to go to the doctor, because this cold isn’t getting any better. I can still go to the doctor with out insurance, my co-pay would just be much higher. My point is even though it’s important to have health insurance, it is not right to force students to have health insurance in order to get an education. You are taking their rights away. You are forcing someone who can probably barely afford school as it is, to pay for health insurance. I think it’s ridiculous.
I didn’t know that some Florida Universities already have this requirement. University of Miami, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Lynn University in Boca to name a few.
One student “A.J. Meyer, student government president at Florida International University, west of Miami, said he is against required health insurance. He is on his parents’ plan in New York, but it doesn’t cover him out of state”.
“I’ve never had any medical issue,” said Meyer, who is also the student representative to the Board of Governors. “If I did have a medical issue, I would fly back to New York.”
I agree with A.J. Meyer and I am sure many other students would agree with us too.