Our headlines are often crowded with stories of civic leaders who stumble morally when doing their civic work, and even more often with tales of civic leaders whose personal lives are morally flawed. The connection between personal and public morality is not as clear-cut as many news commentators would suggest.
At the Facebook London offices, our conference rooms are plastered with posters shipped from the Menlo Park headquarters, commanding us to “move fast and build things.” We are reminded to value “people over pixels,” and asked “what would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
To share information about this fluid and ambiguous situation, we have posted some Q&A’s on the Vaden Health Center website at http://vaden.stanford.edu, including more about ACA and Cardinal Care, the university-sponsored student health insurance plan.
For all its achievements in innovation, Silicon Valley hasn’t made much progress on inclusion. Only 6.8 percent of technical employees in Silicon Valley are from underrepresented minority groups in a county that is almost 30 percent black or Latino.
Because the University’s Sept. 15 deadline for waiving Cardinal Care coverage requires students to opt out before Healthcare.gov allows us to shop around for alternative providers, Stanford students will have little to no choice but to accept Cardinal Care, and no opportunity to use PPACA to choose the best coverage plan for their individual needs. This means higher costs, higher deductibles and copays, and less choice.