Students Oppose Health Care Caps, Fear Potential Fee Increase
The UC Santa Cruz Health center became the site of a “sick picket” Wednesday, as protesters wearing masks over their mouths hobbled on crutches back and forth across the road, receiving honks of support from cars and buses.
The protesters demanded changes to the UC Student Health Insurance Plan, often called UC SHIP, which has recently been criticized for limiting medical benefits enrolled students can receive.
Protesters also held signs reading “Fee hikes make me sick,” a response to the proposed increase in student premiums up to 25 percent to compensate for a $57 million deficit, announced in January.
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