Student Health Plan

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
smartin
Posts: 115
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:40 pm

Student Health Plan

Postby smartin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:17 pm

I have a chronic health condition. I'm in remission now but to keep it that way requires five maintenance medications, quarterly visits to a specialist for a full blood work-up, and yearly invasive procedures. There is also the possibility that I will be hospitalized once during my three years of school. Going to law school means giving up my really excellent insurance through work and, no, I can't go on my parents' plan.

Soon after I was diagnosed, I made a promise to myself that I'd never let my disease get in the way of living my life. I want to be a lawyer and I'm not going to let it stop me.

Current law school students with serious medical conditions: where do you get your coverage from? I can't just do the standard catastrophic student plan, and the two schools I have asked about this seemed baffled by the question (I've been admitted to both). I've been told to contact the insurer the school uses directly, but I've been given the run around since I do not yet have a plan with those companies.

User avatar
bullfighter
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:15 am

Re: Student Health Plan

Postby bullfighter » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:22 pm

Could COBRA get you through the first 18 months? not sure after that.

User avatar
smartin
Posts: 115
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:40 pm

Re: Student Health Plan

Postby smartin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:41 pm

I'm surprised more people haven't come forward with advice. Thank you to the posters who have PM'd me.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: guybourdin, yhchoi1687 and 4 guests