If American college students think their tuition is too high now, just wait until Obamacare kicks into full swing.
Dr. Alieta Eck, MD of Accuracy in Academia has the story.
College Students Get Stung By ObamaCare
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.
In an amazing example of irony, New Jersey Democrat Assemblywoman Celeste Riley is sponsoring a bill to eliminate New Jersey’s mandatory health insurance for college students. Wait. Didn’t Democrats overwhelmingly support the President’s plan when it was being debated? Aren’t college students citizens that should be required to purchase government-approved coverage as defined by Obama’s PPACA?
College students are getting an object lesson in progressivism. They will learn that their choices are being obliterated when it comes to what must be included in their plans. An edict came down that a college plan must cover 30 mental health outpatient visits as well as inpatient mental health benefits. It must cover substance and chemical abuse treatments, all pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, wellness/preventative care visits, contraception, and abortions.