Should student health plans be optional? - Macleans.ca

Should student health plans be optional?

Our panel weighs in

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A Ryerson University student is suing the students’ union because he wants to opt out of the student health plan. As with health plans at other universities, Ryerson students are only permitted to decline coverage if they have comparable services through another insurance provider. Engineering student Mark Single, who is taking his case to court, disagrees with that model. “I should have the freedom to choose how I take care of my personal health,” he says.

We asked our student panel whether they thought students should have the choice to opt out whether they have comparable coverage elsewhere or not. Their responses are posted below as well as on our front page. As with previous weeks, all student panel videos are archived on our You Tube channel.