Graduate Student Teaching Assistants Protest Insurance Costs

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By: Bailey Myers
September 5, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Protestors lined the sidewalks outside of Doak Campbell stadium today, in opposition to the high costs of graduate health insurance.

The group is made up of Florida State University Teaching and Research Assistants. They say FSU health insurance costs are up-- adding that the reimbursement they get from the university doesn't cover enough of the costs.

Lakey, FSU PhD candidate: "We are out here protesting today because we teach their students to bring FSU's school to preeminent status and we believe we deserve what UF, USF and FAMU have."

The group says the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, and FAMU all reimburse their graduate students 100 percent.
The group says it met with the FSU Board of Trustees this afternoon, and were able to get reimbursements raised-- but add it's still not enough.

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