SHIP in the right direction

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC SHIP Advisory Board was right to recommend eliminating coverage caps. SHIP should comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Life or death should not depend on one’s ability to pay. The UC Student Health Insurance Plan Advisory Board understands this. In the face of mounting public pressure from students across the university as well as public officials like UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the board
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Congress members urge changes to UC SHIP

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi responded to student concerns with the UC Student Health Insurance Plan Wednesday, urging UC President Mark Yudof to lift coverage caps and ensure easier access to preventive care.
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Union petitions to lift UC SHIP lifetime coverage limits

The petition was initiated by UAW Local 2865 — a union representing UC student workers — on Jan. 16 calling for the UC to lift the $400,000 lifetime coverage cap and the annual $10,000 prescription drug cap from the UC SHIP in order to align the plan with the Affordable Care Act.
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