Obamacare Killing Affordable Student Insurance
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  • thibaud

    The absurdity of the current system’s core feature – linking insurance to an employer or school – is becoming obvious.

    As is the inescapable conclusion that the logical replacement for the current mess entails removing this burden and expanding the risk pool to the maximum via the public option, topped up by private insurance plans purchasable nationwide.

    Obamacare is bringing universal health insurance closer and closer.

  • Why not call the spade a spade (at the risk of opening myself up to charges of racism, although my thoughts, shared here, have nothing to do with race). The president has made no secret of the fact that he, and his followers, want a single-payer system, one insurer – the government – and no other. And so the game is to price everyone else out of the business by artificially making their products unaffordable, while at the same time posing as the consumers’ advocate for better coverage. Win-win for the state; lose-lose for the citizenry, for the beneficiaries of government – and government only – healthcare. Is here some reason not to point that out, professor?

  • Bart Hall (Kansas, USA)

    Such cancellations are a feature, not a bug. Obamacare has had as its chief goal — from the beginning — the elimination of private insurance altogether, primarily by forcing rates higher through the obligatory addition of services, elimination of high-deductibles, guaranteed-issue provisions, and phase-out of Medicare Part C.

    The intent has ALWAYS been that premiums rise high enough that companies, schools, and individuals will drop coverage in order to pay a much lower penalty-tax, leaving the field to a single-payer, staffed by SEIU types, with waivers easily available to Obama’s political allies.

  • Emerson

    Leftists brush all this off thinking once Obamacare is fully implemented everything will be free and immediately available to them.

  • thibaud

    @2 – Wrong. THe public option is a HUGE win-win for the citizenry.

    Also a win-win for US employers, large and small.

    Win-win for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs who can’t leave a big company because they won’t be able to get decent, affordable health insurance on their own.

    Win-win for millions of unemployed Americans whom potential large employers can’t hire because they have to pay absurdly high health insurance premiums for them.

    Win-win for millions with that ridiculous, made-up stigma of a “re-existing condition.”

    But a huge loss for the private for-profit health insurance mafia and their protectors across the US political class.

  • Anthony

    Health care in America is a growing non-system of immense size and scope. The problem of interests has captured health care infrastructure and both students and general public pay. Employer provided health care coverage is heavily subsidized because it is tax-deductible – so its not just Obamacare skewing healthcare delivery.

  • Jim.

    Why are people complaining? $2000/mo is what young and healthy people need to be paying, to support their elders in their declining years.

    Just give them more student loan money to help them cover the costs, right?

    [/sarc]

    The title of this piece should be, “ObamaCare Leads the Charge in the War on the Young; Students Have Even More Reason to Regret Supporting Him”

  • Harry Allan

    The Bethany numbers look odd. I’d need to know more to advance a professional opinion (I’m an actuary), but they don’t smell right and need a closer look.

  • David Bowman

    Some of you have finally started catching on to what is happening. The entire idea, simply put, is to price health insurance completely out of the market and increase the public outcry for “Free” healthcare.

  • You don’t mention the positive side. I had a pre existing condition according to my insurance company and was denied coverage. In the hospital I racked up a 40000 dollar bill. My new insurance said I was pre existing. So I was in trouble. But Obama care is already helping people with pre existing conditions – called bridge plan. In new York that is run through GHI. I applied. It was easy and now have even better coverage for a cheaper rate than before. Its 421 a month rather than 550. And it’s stellar. Look it up. It a savior. And the only coverage anybody would give me. Write about that Walter.

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