- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Missouri State University is set to drop health insurance for domestic students after an internal review showed decreasing use.

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1I4Ooom ) reports the review showed as many as 30 percent of the university’s domestic students go without health insurance of any kind each year. Only 188 students participated in the university’s coverage plan last year.

Campus director of health and wellness services David Muegge says some domestic students go without insurance, participate in other plans or stay on their parents’ health insurance until the age of 26.

Plans will still be offered to international students, many of whom are required to have coverage while studying in the U.S. as part of their visas.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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