Senate Clears Singer Bill to End Costly Health Insurance Burden on College Students

The state Senate passed Thursday Senator Robert Singer’s measure to eliminate a costly and otherwise detrimental state mandate that full-time college students in New Jersey maintain and prove health insurance coverage.

“Rising tuition costs alone prevent too many students from finishing degrees that they have already paid tens of thousands of dollars to obtain,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean). “We must eliminate this peripheral mandate to facilitate the advancement of New Jersey’s next generation of professionals.”

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