UC Students Protest Lifetime Limits in Student Health Plan
Thousands of UC students have signed a petition to urge university officials to voluntarily lift a $400,000 lifetime medical bills cap in the UC student health plan. Although the Affordable Care Act prohibits such caps in most health insurance plans, it exempts "self-funded" college health plans in which universities take on the financial risk of medical claims.
- "Obamacare Loophole Threatens UC Students" (Asimov/Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/29).
- "UC Student Health Plan Slips Through Loophole in Affordable Care Act" (Aliferis, "State of Health," KQED, 1/30).