Universal Health Care is now something our state is already imposing on students who attend one of the 16 universities in the UNC system which includes ECU.
Monday started the beginning of the waiver period to either opt out or accept the new health insurance plan.
The cost is $747 dollars a year, and covers all expenses at the student health services and provides unlimited prescription drugs with a ten dollar co-pay.
Students who can not prove they're on their parents plan or have insurance of their own, will automatically have to pay for this insurance.
Since several schools in the UNC system imposed mandatory health and others like ECU did not, the Board of Governor's made a decision last summer to change that.
Students who don't sign a waiver for the insurance will be automatically enrolled. Financial aid can be used to cover the costs.