State lawmakers looking to eliminate student health fees

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Missouri lawmakers are considering removing a required health fee for college students who already have health insurance.  

Senator Brian Williams says he’s concerned for the possible negative impact this could have for students who rely on their colleges’ health centers.  

He says this would limit resources for counseling centers which are already in high demand.  

“I’m worried that it could potentially cause unintended consequence for students that don’t have health insurance,” Williams says. “But then also this behavior health piece, where there’s been a very severe uprise in my opinion around mental health issues.” 

The sponsor of House Bil 575, Senator Dean Dorhman, says the section on student health fees was drafted on the spot and could use some work.  

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