Sometimes you just have to shake your head — the more things change, the more they stay the same.
It can really be depressing to see how, 3 years after the federal mental health parity act was passed, the company known primarily for underwriting students loans — Sallie Mae — is discriminating against people with a mental illness.
It’s doing so through one of its myriad of products called tuition refund insurance, something that allows you to reclaim up to 100 percent of your tuition if an illness strikes you while you’re in school. But not just any illness — it has to be a physical illness. If a mental illness strikes you, you will only get 75 percent of your tuition returned.
There’s a silver lining on this cloud… suggesting change may be forthcoming. So here’s a blog entry to help push that change through.