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Here we list certain legislation or laws that affect student healthcare.


Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Qualifying Student Health Insurance Program (QSHIP)
Regulations specifying what kind of coverage student health insurance programs must provide and what kinds of alternative plans students can choose in their place.

Mass. General Laws, Chap. 15A, Sect. 18
Requires full- and 3/4-time college students to have health insurance.

Mass. General Laws, Chap. 176N, Sect. 2
Limits pre-existing condition exclusions by insurance plans to only 6 months.

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