Since the opening of Georgetown’s Student Health Center, students have expressed concerns that the facility provides inadequate treatment to its patients. But these concerns are accompanied by claims that the health insurance plan offered to students at Georgetown is insufficiently clear in what it covers, as well as posing a financial barrier to students unable to afford insurance.
This article is the culmination of an investigation into Georgetown’s Health Services, focusing on accessibility issues surrounding the student health center and Georgetown’s student health insurance policy, known as the Premier Plan. It seeks to explore the degree to which the university is ethically responsible for the health and wellbeing of its students, as well as the ways in which student healthcare can be improved on campus.
This piece was written for The Hoya, and it was originally published in print and online by The Hoya on January 31, 2020.