Missourian: House Plan to Remove Student Health Fees Could Endanger Campus Care
House Bill 575 has gotten plenty of attention because it would allow the concealed carrying of guns at previously banned places like college campuses.
What’s gone largely unnoticed is that the bill would also have a major impact on how universities fund their student health centers, putting some at risk of closing, a higher education advocate said.
Public universities would no longer be able to charge each student the fees that fund student health centers. Students who are able to prove they have health insurance wouldn’t be forced to pay the fee.
The representative recommending the change said it’s not fair to charge families twice for health care.