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Student-Workers’ Union Wins on Healthcare, Childcare

Important Victories Ahead of Contract Negotiations

 

UC students, student-workers, and student parents are better off thanks to several key victories that will improve healthcare and childcare at the UC. Thanks to the concerted advocacy of UAW members, student healthcare coverage provided by the UC will meet the quality standards of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act,

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Posted in Berkeley, Current Campaigns, Health Care, Past Campaigns


Chancellor Birgeneau endorses elimination of monetary coverage caps and meeting Obamacare standards

Chancellor Birgeneau endorses elimination of monetary coverage caps and meeting Obamacare standards

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Posted in Current Campaigns, Health Care


UC President Yudof responds to letter from UCSA and UCSWU-UAW presidents regarding SHIP

Dear Ms. Morales and Ms. Conley:

Thank you for your email of February 6 regarding the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). I share your concerns about the financial stability of UC SHIP and the availability of affordable health insurance for UC students.

I am committed to ensuring student involvement in discussions about options to continue providing affordable health coverage to students while addressing the plan deficit.

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Posted in Current Campaigns, Health Care


Leader Pelosi backs healthcare protests against UC Office of the President

Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi — one of the nation’s top elected officials — joined our growing campaign against the UC Office of the President (UCOP) policies on student health insurance.  Pelosi and seven other Congressional leaders sent a letter to UC President Yudof calling for UC student health insurance to meet in 2013 the standards set by Obamacare for almost all other group healthcare plans.  

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Posted in Current Campaigns, Health Care


UCLA students protest possible UC SHIP fee increases

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Posted in Current Campaigns, Health Care, In the Press


Drop the 25% Fee Increase, Meet Obamacare Standards in 2013

Dear President Yudof,

The health of every UC student is precious and essential to our learning.  So we are deeply disturbed that the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) lost tens of millions of dollars last year because of financial mismanagement.  Likewise, we are concerned that UC has not yet committed to meet Obamacare standards by providing all free preventative healthcare services required by Obamacare and eliminating caps on lifesaving care in 2013.

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Posted in Current Campaigns, Health Care


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