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Radically reform Healthcare Insurance inequalities among college students.

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"This is for every college student with a dream, for every college student who aspires to better quality of life —even if they don't have the financial means to attain one. This is for the future trailblazers of the world, because your voice matters. Our healthcare matters." - Life > Profit Student Organization

According to the United States Government Accountability Office, about 1.7 million traditional- aged college students are uninsured. Of these statistics, 57 percent of universities offer healthcare plans, many of which widely vary. The GAO discovered that student healthcare premiums range from $30 to $2,400 while relieving plans of vital elements. These include the exclusion or limiting of preventative care, drug coverage, and essential health provisions. Maximum retrieval rates for medical conditions range from $2,500 per condition to $1 million per lifetime. Although these rates may seem quite generous, they fail to cover hospital stay costs in any given situation.

Most remarkably, a great amount of college students aged 18-23 draws their health insurance through another’s healthcare policy (usually acting as dependents for their parents policy). In 2006, 67% of students were covered through employer-sponsored plans; these same employee- sponsored plans cover the employee and their dependents. This number is quite alarming because it represents the inequality in distribution of healthcare for college students. In an effort promote standards of egalitarianism, new healthcare legislation has been proposed. Recently, the American Healthcare Act (officially backed by Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump) claimed to create a feasible form of healthcare. The Congressional Budget Office and the Center on Budget Policy Priorities found that the proposed Healthcare Act would:

◦Discontinue federal aid and subsidies for Medicaid

◦Offers most of its benefits (79%) to millionaires, being disadvantageous to those making less than $200,000 a year

◦Causes healthcare insurance premiums to skyrocket dramatically

◦Relieves the prospect of guaranteed issue and renewability, failing to provide for those who gain insurance through consumer insurance plans

The implementation of the AHCA and similar healthcare plans prove to be a disservice to those in our society. Choose today to take a stand against healthcare plans that fail to adequately represent and protect college students in our country. By signing our petition today you will be protecting the future innovative thinkers and trailblazers of this country. We appreciate your support.

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