As they say, whatever. This seems normal to you all. But there was a time young people didn't need any insurance because the school picked that up.
I left home at 17 with $6.25 in my pocket, forged my parents signatures to enroll (I was emancipated at 17) and worked and went to school full time, took one year off to work in an industrial research lab, and the rest of the time taught and was a research assistant for the U. I also worked theater and booked performances professionally. And in 8 years I had 3 degrees and enough money to write a check for a small farm and stone house I bought 20 minutes out side of Madison.
Kids can't do that today. No matter how hard they work, they need help. What do kids who don't have a family do today? I hate to think.
And don't tell me about scholarships. My parents did quite a number on me so I was not someone who could work within the system or even ask for help. But I could make my own way.
This is not a nice world for young people anymore.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial HygienistPresident: Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE181 Thompson St., #23New York, NY 10012 212-777-0062
From: Simolo, Ken <simolo**At_Symbol_Here**UR.ROCHESTER.EDU>
To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Sent: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 2:25 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Question Concerning Insurance and Liability for Undergraduate Lab Accidents
At our institution (and I believe in most others), the students have to have their own medical insurance in order to be a student here. Usually they pay a small fee that gives them every day access to a health care service for things like the flu. But it is expected that they will use their own private insurance for major medical costs such as an ambulance. It would not make much sense to have the institution pay for a medical cost that is covered by the student's insurance.
On Apr 7, 2016, at 1:29 PM, Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM> wrote:
Geez. Not only do students go into debt for tuition, they have to pay for their own medical costs for accidents in the lab? You gotta be kidding. When I went to school, tuition was a snap and there was a health service that picked up just about everything you needed whether school-related or not.
I don't know why these kids are not in the streets with placards. No wonder you-know-who is doing well in the polls.
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