This past May I wrote about the challenges college students with chronic illness face in terms of achieving their goals and staying enrolled. I also wrote about the great work the Chronic Illness Initiative at DePaul University is doing to help students overcome these challenges.
As an update to that post, I'm happy to pass along this news story about Michelle's Law, a bill passed recently that, according to the Boston Globe "would allow allow seriously ill or injured college students to take up to one year of medical leave without losing their health insurance."
It's sadly ironic that in cases like this, students with serious conditions who are trying to treat their illnesses or recover are often penalized by losing the very insurance they need to survive. That's why this legislation is exciting, promising, and...logical.
Who would have guessed it?