OSU grad student employees demand full health coverage

Oct 8, 2003

The high cost of health care has some Ohio State University graduate students in an uproar. About 50 graduate student employees gathered on the oval in front of the library Wednesday afternoon to rally in support of full health care coverage. Currently the university pays 42% of graduate teaching assistants' health care coverage. They want the university to fund 100% of the cost.

O.S.U. spokeswoman Elizabeth Conlisk says university officials are seeking ways to improve health care coverage and support and this issue has been on their agenda for the past three years. Conlisk says university officials plan to meet with graduate student representatives to discuss health care issues.

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