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Duke Raises Student Fees To Pay For Sex Change Surgery

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by bobmarley, May 2, 2013.

  1. bobmarley

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    37 universities. Wow. If someone wants to have a sex change operation, fine, so be it. But why make others pay for it?
     
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    Private University
     
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    So basically students who want to attend, that disagree with spending their student fees on sex changes have to take their business elsewhere or just do what they say?
     
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    Yup. This is fairly commonplace. Abortion is covered at my and many other universities too.
     
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    How is abortion and sex change the same thing?

    If I wanted plastic surgery or liposuction, then would the private universities pay for it? :confused:
     
  6. Major

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    Isn't that how the pro-free-market, no-regulation crowd would want it? :confused: You get to control where you spend your own dollars.
     
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    I'm not trying to be aggressive or anything, just trying to figure out the logic behind this.
     
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    Maybe. I recommend you check with the university.
     
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    The student government passed the resolution. While I would not have supported the policy, I do support a private instution's ability to govern itself, particularly when involving students in the decision.

    If you don't like the increase in fees, then you can transfer to another school. There are hundreds to choose from.
     
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    Yup....

    If someone goes to Oral Roberts University and doesn't like the no homosexual behavior requirement they can go somewhere else.

    Likewise, if someone does not like their fees going towards sex changes they can go elsewhere.

    Both private universities.
     
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    Capitalism bro. If you don't like you can get out.
     
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    It doesn't hurt my feelings. I was just unaware of the crazy things schools chose to spend their student fees on.

    So is this not allowed at a State school, even though it is only coming from student fees?
     
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    Everything. Tuition, fees, room and board. At Duke, that's $56K/year. X 0.3% and every student is paying $168/year extra.
     
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    My only issue is. . . how many sex change operations happen at duke a year?

    Consider they have 30K Student * 168 - 5040000 additional dollars A YEAR
    and these cost 50~100K

    So for them to get value .. . there would need to be about 50~100 sex change operations a year?????

    Color me skeptical . . . sounds like a money grab

    Rocket River
     
  17. SC1211

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    Much less. Student fees generally only a few hundred dollars.
     
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    I think it's cool that they cover breast augmentation surgery. More students should take advantage of that.
     
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    Duke doesn't have 30k students.
     
  20. juicystream

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    Actually:

    [rquoter]The additional coverage will have a “minimal” impact on cost to students, Wasiolek said. The coverage will cause a 0.3 percent increase to student costs.

    Overall, student health care premiums will increase by a total of 8 percent next year, Wasiolek said.

    1“The plan premium is increasing 8 percent next year, with 4 percent of that increase resulting from taxes associated with the Affordable Care Act,” she said. “The remaining 4 percent is attributed to health care cost trend and benefit enhancements.”[/rquoter]

    This is about health insurance that Duke offers its students. All students are required to maintain health insurance, but not required to use the Duke plan.
     

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