A new survey that polled 836 students at three California State University campuses last fall in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Jose found 30 percent of students were uninsured, mainly due to cost, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The chairman of the Department of Public Health at Cal State L.A. told the LA Times students are not uninsured because they think they're invincible - it's because they simply can't afford it.

However, because college students have relatively low incomes, many of them do indeed qualify for government assistance.

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