Volume 93, Issue 32

Wednesday, October 27, 1999


USC health plan leaves a cold chill

Vote = student responsibility

A loving son's kind thought

USC health plan leaves a cold chill

To the Editor:

I am sure that by now, many students will have encountered problems when trying to fill prescriptions using the University Students' Coucil Health Plan.

Certainly I expected some delay, as usual, in getting the plan implemented, due to the opt-out period and to the difficulties with student registration that occurred this year.

However, it is the end of October and we are still not able to use our health plan cards at pharmacies. Many students, myself included, simply can't afford to pay full price for their prescriptions and wait around for a refund cheque.

This delay is just ridiculous and unreasonable. Yesterday, I spoke to the gentleman in charge of the health plan at the USC regarding this problem and was basically told "We're doing the best we can and if you have a better idea, I'd like to hear it."

Well, as I told this gentleman, that's not my job – it's a job I paid the USC over $90 in student fees to do. All I've heard while trying to find out what is going on is people passing the buck and trying to blame someone else for the delay.

Personally, I don't care whose fault it is. I care that I paid the USC a great deal of money to provide a service that is not being provided.

I care that the USC, instead of doing its job and getting this confusion sorted out, is pushing aside student concerns and ignoring legitimate complaints. We paid for better service than this.

Naomi Mann
Scholar's Electives IV

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