Health Care Reform Effects on College Health

The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (“PPACA”), passed March 23, 2010, includes multiple new laws affecting the provision of services at campus health centers. While not fully effective until January 1, 2014, some parts of the law became effective...

Examining the Health Coverage “Gap”

In previous years, around this time in April, I’ve communicated to college parents about the “gap” that a graduating senior, or student taking a year off from school, would likely face in his or her health insurance, between the time of college graduation or end of...

Helping Your College Student Stay Healthy

In this week’s column, I will raise with you a very basic issue that is of concern to each and every current or future college parent – the physical and mental health of your son or daughter. While I am certainly not a health-care professional myself (college-level...

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