Is anybody else bothered by the "changes in health insurance letter" sent via parents associations by email? I found it offensive and troubling on many levels... So KP isn't REALLY a real service academy so no health insurance for the mids? Who exactly determined that and why, when and how? You must prove your mid is covered under your policy or be forced to purchase their policy "like all other universities require"??? Ummm, my other child just graduated from a 4 year university after attending 2 and NEITHER ever inquired about our health insurance. We paid a health services fee- which was minimal. Just to be sure, since she started college 4 years ago, I asked a parent whose child will start at a major university in 2 weeks and no, they were never asked to prove their child was covered by insurance. They also paid a health services fee! Our DS is 2013 so he is done with sea year but how does health insurance work for injuries and illness at sea? or even in NY if you are from another state? Our DS became ill on a family vacation to Wyoming a number of years ago and we had a heck of a time getting our insurance to cover the emergency room, doc and prescriptions because it was out of network and out-of-state. If our DS was beginning or even mid-way through his KP adventure, I'd be raising some Cain about this latest smack in the face... oops, turn of events!