Obama Assaults Student Health Coverage?
It is no secret that the President played upon the idealism of American youths during his first campaign by way of celebrity endorsements and one-word slogans promising “hope” and “change.” But now, evidence of the President’s real contribution to young Americans is coming to light.
A recent Wall Street Journal report points out one thing Obama is doing for college-aged Americans with his healthcare initiative: making it harder for them to access affordable insurance while they are in school. Many students remain on their parents’ health coverage plans while attending college and have traditionally been able to do so until reaching the age of 22. Obamacare extended that age to 26. But, the Journal reports some 600,000 college students whose parents do not carry health insurance opt instead to purchase low-cost, minimal coverage health insurance from their colleges.
In 2010 the American Council on Education warned the President that his healthcare overhaul was going to drive up the cost of the college-provided insurance options so much that many colleges would be forced to drop them or raise premiums to outstanding levels.
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