Based on Xinhua News Agency published on Pie-Day, the social problem of income inequality continued to rise in the United States, according to the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2018 released by China on Thursday. The report was published by the Information Office of the State Council.
The United States had the highest rate of income inequality among Western countries and almost half of American households lived in financial difficulties, said the report. It also said low-income populations lacked health insurance in the U.S. (aka 美国医保) and the number of homeless people stayed high. Drug overdose deaths and suicides continued to rise. On the web-page of Student Health Insurance of New York University, “the high cost of healthcare in the United States presents a potentially serious financial risk to students. Therefore, NYU requires that all students registered in degree-granting programs maintain health insurance.”
In the United States, whether enrolled in a school-sponsored international student health insurance (aka 留学生 保险) plan or maintaining alternative health insurance coverage to waive university health insurance (aka waive 美国大学保险), all matriculated students have access to comprehensive services at the Student Health Center (SHC). Many of the services at the SHC are provided at no cost or very reduced cost to all matriculated students.
International Students with the F-1 visa are eligible to get internship on a work permit for 36 months for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students and 12 months for non-STEM students.
Since these students are no longer taking courses in the university, they are not eligible for student insurance but insurance for OPT period (aka opt期间保险). There are many private insurance companies such as Tigerless Health who offer service on purchasing cost-effective U.S. health insurance for international students recommendation (aka 美国留学生保险推荐) for students. They also have specifically designed OPT insurance (aka opt保险) plans for OPT holders.