Skip to comments.Health Insurance Costs Skyrocket For College Students Due To Obamacare
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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A 1,112% increase.
Sounds about on par with the payments all of Obama’s cronies got over last year.
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.
Dang. That’s a lot of condoms.
Then again, thanks to 0bamatax, we are going to condomize the entire WORLD.
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.
With rate increases like that the little rabbits won’t have time to use a lot of condoms. ;-)
“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.
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?
Are they smart enough to make the connection? Besides, is it coming out of their own pockets?
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?
P. T. Barnum is spinning out of the ground!
Obama promised a 3000% premium rate decrease remember?
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.
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.
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.
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