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Pelosi Watch: College Students

Doh!

College students will soon wake up to the fact that they have been had. While they were overwhelmingly supportive of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or “ObamaCare”) when their charismatic President was championing it, they will not be pleased when they find out that there is a huge price they will have to pay. ObamaCare will be anything but affordable.

Apparently, New Jersey is the only state in the nation that currently requires all college students to have healthcare coverage. This has always been a bare-bones plan costing from $100-600 per year. The new healthcare regulations will force these plans to be phased out, as the mandated coverage under ObamaCare will cause the premiums to rise from a few hundred dollars to $1,700 per year.

North Carolina has experienced this as well. The reason is very simple and is something conservative and libertarians have been talking about since the day Obamacare was passed. If you mandate a high minimum standard for insurance, you are going to price people out of the market. We may soon reach point where paying the Obamacare tax and waiting until you’re sick to get insurance is a better choice than getting insurance.

Told ya.

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  1. pfluffy says:

    Heh. Better stay in good standing with your parents and stay on their plan. Finish by 26 (totally doable, LOL) and you shouldn’t have a problem. I agree though that barebones plans would be a nice alternative for kids whose parents are dicks and don’t want to cover them. Overall, I am not a huge fan of the ACA.

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  2. TxAg94 says:

    And all of this will be blamed on evil insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, “the rich”, anyone EXCEPT Obamacare and its supporters. And sadly, it will work.

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