Students call for end to UC health insurance cap

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Updated: 1/30/2013 3:51 pm

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Students are calling on the University of California to end caps on health care coverage that can leave them to foot the bill for their medical treatment.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Tuesday that most UC campuses limit students' coverage to $400,000.

Students say that is not enough for illnesses such as cancer that require prolonged, expensive treatment.

UC officials tell the newspaper they are weighing their options, and want to know what it would cost to lift the cap.

UC Chief Financial Officer Peter Taylor says they school does not make a profit on its student health care plan, but it can't afford to lose money either.

Thousands of students have joined a petition drive to end the caps.


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