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Health Insurance Costs Skyrocket For College Students Due To Obamacare
CNSnews.com ^ | August 27, 2012 | Ron Meyer

Posted on 08/27/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit?

Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now?

A Young America's Foundation activist forwarded an email from the Vice President for Finance at his school, Guilford College (Greensboro, NC), informing him that, "For the 2012-13 academic year, the annual cost of the student health insurance is increasing from $668 to $1,179. This insurance premium has been charged to your student account."

Why the increase? "Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act."

Guilford College has been forced to raise their student premiums 76 percent, yet this administrator still insists on calling it the Affordable Care Act.

Seems a bit ironic, to say the least.

Guilford joins a long list of colleges raising their premiums. Virtually all current student insurance plans do not meet ObamaCare's mandates, and Forbes reports colleges have been forced to drop their plans or raise their premiums rates as much as 1,112% (and no, that's not a typo).

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: affordable; college; obamacare; obamanomics; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneycare4ever
1,112% increase.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit?
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
We need more of this on campi nationwide.
2 posted on 08/27/2012 2:13:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

A 1,112% increase.

Sounds about on par with the payments all of Obama’s cronies got over last year.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 2:14:48 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
And the GOP picks ... the AUTHOR of ObamaCARE/DeathCARE.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

The liberal answer will be that most are on their family policy guaranteed to the ripe old age of 26. Or if by some (Sandra) fluke the family is unemployed, then on Medicaid.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 2:17:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Huh?

Dang. That’s a lot of condoms.

Then again, thanks to 0bamatax, we are going to condomize the entire WORLD.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 2:19:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Diogenesis

I have Never, in the voting booth, checked off a candidate running for the “Bipartisan” party.

I vote Republican. not Bipartisan, and the Bozos need to be reminded by phone call and letters that None of us voted Bipartisan.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 2:24:50 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: nascarnation

With rate increases like that the little rabbits won’t have time to use a lot of condoms. ;-)


8 posted on 08/27/2012 2:30:21 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: nascarnation
The liberal answer will be that most are on their family policy guaranteed to the ripe old age of 26.

I just learned that a very prominent East Coast health insurer is giving their policy holders the OPTION to keep dependent coverage until Age 30. And what is optional today...


9 posted on 08/27/2012 2:36:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“We need more of this on campi nationwide.”

That’s One way to fix it.

At this rate even Uncle Sam won’t be able to make College Loans soon, and then we’ll see an end of Multicultural, Marxist Basket Weaving being a pre requisite for Govt. Job seekers.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 2:37:01 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

If kids stay on parents’ insurance plans till age 26, why do they have to take out the university’s health insurance plan, much less pay the premium?


11 posted on 08/27/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Are they smart enough to make the connection? Besides, is it coming out of their own pockets?


12 posted on 08/27/2012 2:50:35 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?
Can we stop calling ObamaCare the Affordable Care Act now?

Well it is finally starting to take hold.

Today I saw a specialist and before I saw the Doc I was given a paper to sign that stated "under the 0bama affordable health care act" I was requested to sign away all privacy rights to my health history. (and yes I have private non-government employer health insurance coverage).

It really set me back thinking about what we are getting ourselves into from a constitutionally free country point of view with this 0bamanation.

Is government NOW going to decide whether I or anyone else are worthy of care?

13 posted on 08/27/2012 2:52:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Diogenesis
Yes, and already he is distanced from "abolishing" 0bama care and talking "changing" 0bama care.

P. T. Barnum is spinning out of the ground!

14 posted on 08/27/2012 2:56:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUd-slJc-GY

Obama promised a 3000% premium rate decrease remember?


15 posted on 08/27/2012 3:11:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

A 76% fee increase is a good dose of reality for the peace-nik loving, liberal hippie students who infest Guilford College. The place is rife with cars sporting Obama bumper stickers.

Perfect timing for a reality check.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 3:15:24 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: EDINVA

Graduate students are commonly over the age of 26 and are sometimes forced (as I am) by the university they attend, to purchase the health plan they offer or another that meets their requirements. That said, I wish my plan cost as little as that guy’s.... sheesh. As far as I know, few undergrads use the university plan.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 3:28:40 PM PDT by Eltair
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Good.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 3:37:49 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Ha...ha...ha...ha!


19 posted on 08/27/2012 3:48:22 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Eltair

But this story is specifically about undergrads. Guilford doesn’t have any graduate schools. At least theoretically the majority of their students are under 26.

My memory, such as it is, is that my kids HAD to have the schools’ health insurance plans for both undergrad and grad schools, but that was pre-O’care. Thank God.

Out of curiosity, I checked the current, mandatory “health service fee” which is for basic services on-campus only. It’s $537, but again, that’s only basic services at an on-campus clinic.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 4:28:12 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: nascarnation
The liberal answer will be that most are on their family policy guaranteed to the ripe old age of 26.

Will state University systems (like California) then allow students to waive coverage? I think not.

21 posted on 08/27/2012 5:21:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: Rebelbase

Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!

Let the so-called educated turds keep voting for the ‘cool’ guy!

We’re raising a whole new generation of morons!


22 posted on 08/27/2012 5:48:57 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Mike Darancette

I don’t know. Here in Indiana it’s definitely not required to purchase from the school.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: EGPWS

“I was requested to sign away all privacy rights to my health history.”

The HealthCare system has been weaponized as a tool of Social Control.

Your mental health, meaning the Opinion of a Leftist drug pusher, is being used as an excuse to completely demolish the Bill of Rights.

http://gains.prainc.com/pdfs/integrating/Dispelling_Myths.pdf(pg 4)

“enforcement of HIPPA is done entirely through regulatory agencies, with primary enforcement the responsibility of the Office of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. Second, although, there HAD BEEN 22,664 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED by OCR through September 30, 2006, NOT A SINGLE PENALTY HAS BEEN IMPOSED.”

Empowering the State is prohibitively expensive in more ways than one.

It WILL, Illegally, Politically, use your information against you.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 7:40:56 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

I’ll Try it again. Here’s the Link.

http://gains.prainc.com/pdfs/integrating/Dispelling_Myths.pdf


25 posted on 08/28/2012 7:43:03 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: crosshairs

“Are they smart enough to make the connection?”

No, they can’t afford those kind of smarts. Their Professors are 98% Socialists already, and if the students get Smart, they get flunked.

They Must parrot back the Marxist Dogma they’re getting fed in order to earn their degree.

And that dogma will just become a louder screech to “TAX THE RICH, TAX THEM TILL THERE ARE NO RICH NO MORE.”


26 posted on 08/28/2012 7:55:37 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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