As graduates leave the stage and head for the wide world, they often do so without health insurance.
Some college health plans cover students for the summer after graduation. But, as recent graduates decide whether to travel, or take that first job, the clock on their coverage is ticking. In many cases, the coverage disappears as soon as they get their diploma. With a growing number of uncovered recent graduates, colleges and alumni associations are adopting various ways of offering health insurance. But these efforts are frequently limited by state regulations.
Some of the world's leading research universities plan a new cooperative venture in which they will share faculty members and students and build what its leaders call a "global partnership."
Details about the arrangement are vague -- so vague, in fact, that officials at the two American institutions planning to be involved, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley, aren't ready to talk about it yet.