June 26, 2006
Michelle's Law Signed by NH Governor
Michelle's Law, which allows seriously ill college students to take leave from school but keep their health insurance was signed into law by NH Gov. John Lynch last week. The Act was named after Michelle Morse a 22-year-old Plymouth State University student who was forced to remain a full-time student, though she was undergoing chemotherapy, because her parents' health insurance company would not let her take a leave of absence from college and maintain her dependent health coverage. Michelle died on colon cancer last November.
Michelle's mother, AnnMarie Morse, announced plans to launch a national campaign to promote Michelle's Law now. Visit the Michelle's Law website. [JH]
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