Bowie State University drops student health insurance due to Obamacare costs, Students angry at Obama, Historically black college, Costs increased from 54 to 900 per semester, Obamacare costs more
“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”…Barack Obama
“The hikes have forced more students to take on extra jobs to pay for school, or drop out altogether.”
“The state mandates that at least 25 percent of the money from the tuition dollars go toward financial aid for needy students. Some board members recently have spoken out about that requirement, saying it essentially calls for students, who themselves may be struggling, to subsidize the education of other students.”…Greensboro News record February 11, 2012
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″
From NewsBusters November 16, 2013.
“Not Establishment Press News: Obamacare Causes Bowie State, Md.’s Oldest Black College, to Drop Student Health Insurance”
“The student health care plan offered by Bowie State University, Maryland’s oldest historically black college, is an example of one of those “substandard” plans President Obama, the Affordable Care Act’s architects, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have been determined to extinguish.
Well, they’ve gotten their way. Rather than continue a plan whose costs would have gone from $54 to $900 per semester, an increase of over 1500 percent, the university has dropped the plan. Many students are angry, and have criticized the President directly, as seen in a video at CampusReform.org. News coverage of this calamity has been sparse, to say the least. Excerpts from a report at Washington TV station WUSA follow the jump (bolds are mine):”
From Bowie State University.
“Health Insurance Update
Urgent Information Regarding Your Health Insurance:
Bowie State University has suspended offering health insurance for domestic students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Due to new requirements of the Affordable Care Act which will go into effect on January 1, 2014, the cost of insurance for domestic students will increase to approximately $1800 per year. If you were covered by the university health insurance last Spring 2013, your policy will expire on August 29, 2013. Moreover, you will not have to submit waivers to opt out of school insurance.”