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The Stanford Daily

The Medical Community Opposes Measure F in Palo Alto—and You Should, Too

A recent op-ed in these pages advocated for Measure F, the Palo Alto ballot initiative, by criticizing Cardinal Care, the university-sponsored health insurance option for students. But the only connection Measure F has to students is to substantially weaken the Palo Alto health care institutions that serve them.

Cardinal Care, the university-sponsored health insurance option, is a comprehensive plan that provides students with a national network of physicians and facilities for both medical and mental health needs. These benefits also apply to students traveling domestically and internationally. Cardinal Care was developed specifically with students’ needs in mind ― and is regularly reevaluated to maximize benefits for a relatively healthy, young adult population.