February 3, 2014 |
About a third of California college students report being uninsured and they said the primary reason was cost, not an aura of invincibility, according to a new survey. The results released Monday are based on a poll of 836 students at three Cal State University campuses last fall in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Jose. Enrollment among young people remains a top priority for government exchanges and other supporters of the healthcare law. The new insurance marketplaces need enough healthier policyholders to offset the costs of sicker, older customers.
January 31, 2014 |
Airfares to some parts of Florida this high season have climbed well above $500, so here's a bargain round-trip fare from LAX to Fort Lauderdale on Virgin America for $240, including all taxes and fees. Fort Lauderdale's reputation as a spring-break city for college students dates to 1935, when collegiate swimmers trained there to stay in shape during the Christmas break. Word spread about the town and soon college students were coming to do more than just swim. The crowds that grew unruly in the 1980s, however, are a thing of the past, thanks to stricter laws and code enforcement.
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January 13, 2014 |
California Community college students will have to meet minimum academic standards to receive financial assistance under new rules approved by the system Monday. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted to require that students maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for two consecutive terms and complete at least half of their units with a D grade or better to receive a fee waiver. Community college fees are currently $46 per unit, among the lowest in the nation. Of the state's 2.6 million community college students, about 40% have their fees waived.
December 19, 2013
Re "Trying to sell college students on Obamacare," Dec. 15 Instead of trying to sell college students on Obamacare, it would be better to convert it into a universal healthcare plan, a system that other countries have. The insurance industry siphons off some of the money we spend on healthcare. Eliminate that unnecessary burden and we could afford to provide better healthcare for all. Why do we need the insurance industry as a middleman to muddy the waters? Tom Press Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Park and ride Letters: Making the bullet train fly Letters: Collecting DNA can solve crimes
December 16, 2013 |
Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now. Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several hours. The bomb threat proved false, but Harvard was not alone in seeing its final exams disrupted: That afternoon, the University of Massachusetts Boston evacuated a building after reports of a gunman, which also turned out to be unfounded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2013 |
The image projected before the classroom of Cal State L.A. students showed a pair of gleeful sky divers plunging through the air. "You're young and you're healthy.... Why do you need health insurance?" a caption asked. The answer to that question - posed in the presentation by recent graduate Carla Bracamonte, part of a cadre of new, state-funded medical insurance educators working on California campuses - is vital to efforts to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Supporters and detractors of Obamacare are fixating on so-called "young invincibles" like the Cal State students, generally healthy adults in their 20s and 30s who don't rack up large healthcare bills.