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Interscholastic Athletics: School Districts Provide Some Assistance to Uninsured Student Athletes

HEHS-00-148 Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed high school interscholastic athletics, focusing on the: (1) number of uninsured high school students in the United States and the extent to which the lack of health insurance poses a barrier to participation in high school athletic programs; and (2) strategies school districts have developed to provide health insurance and health care to high school sports participants.

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