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Old 09-05-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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In North Carolina, student insurance costs rise under Obamacare – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
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In North Carolina, college students are required to have proof of health insurance, either through their university, their parents or a private provider.
Students who purchase insurance plans from North Carolina public universities this fall will be shelling out $709 per semester. That's up significantly from a cost of $460 per semester last year.
In an interview with CNN, Ross said the Obama law - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - is only a partial driver of the rising premiums.
Obamacare regulations requiring enhancements in prescription drug coverage and preventive care account for 12% of the insurance cost increase on campuses here, UNC officials estimate.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Maybe it's not so bad after all. You get to pay increased premiums while at college and then because of Obama's disasterous leadership you can graduate on to your parents' plan since you'll be unemployed. This assumes of course your parents have jobs but then there is expanded Medicaid and Food Stamp eligibility to fall back on. At this rate young adults will be self sufficient by age 40, maybe.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Obamacare got rid of the high deductible, hospital only plans.
College students are probably the most healthiest groups and those types of plans fit in well with them.

I had that type of plan while I was in college. It suited me fine.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Just one of many really stupid things this law does, given this President's one size fits all' mentality.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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And they have even more health insurance rate increases effective 1/1/14 when they graduate.
The HHS is allowing insurance companies to increase premiums 45% for ages 18-24 and 35% for ages 25-29 If they fail to purchase a policy, the 'penalty' is $695
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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"In North Carolina, college students are required to have proof of health insurance, either through their university, their parents or a private provider.

"Students who purchase insurance plans from North Carolina public universities this fall will be shelling out $709 per semester. That's up significantly from a cost of $460 per semester last year.

"In an interview with CNN, Ross said the Obama law - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - is only a partial driver of the rising premiums.

"Obamacare regulations requiring enhancements in prescription drug coverage and preventive care account for 12% of the insurance cost increase on campuses here, UNC officials estimate."
Here's what I learned from the parts of the article from the OP:

1. NC public college students who are not covered under their parents' health insurance or do not already have health insurance will pay $249 more per semester for health insurance available from their college.
2. 12% of this increase (that would be $29.88) is due to various provisions of Obamacare that have already kicked in.

Part of the article NOT quoted in the OP:
"Most of the cost increase, however, is due to adjustments in coverage by the university's insurance provider, Chartis, after the company evaluated claims experience over the last year and a half."
12% of the increase is due to Obamacare
88% of the increase is due to "adjustments in coverage" by the insurance company used by North Carolina universities.

Just thought I'd point that out.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:16 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Maybe it's not so bad after all. You get to pay increased premiums while at college and then because of Obama's disasterous leadership you can graduate on to your parents' plan since you'll be unemployed. This assumes of course your parents have jobs but then there is expanded Medicaid and Food Stamp eligibility to fall back on. At this rate young adults will be self sufficient by age 40, maybe.
You can always stay on your parents' plan in college. That is what we did for our kids. Shockingly, some parents are willing to do this, and no, it didn't turn our kids into "permanent adolescents" or anything of the kind.

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Obamacare got rid of the high deductible, hospital only plans.
College students are probably the most healthiest groups and those types of plans fit in well with them.

I had that type of plan while I was in college. It suited me fine.
Those plans are useless. You're paying for coverage you are likely to NEVER use. For a little bit more (see post #6) you get much more.

BTW, the University of Colorado insurance is far more expensive.
Insurance | Wardenburg Health Center | CU-Boulder
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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The title is false. It' either misleading or a blatant lie. What say you, OP?
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Obama's policies are hurting young people the most, but all they care about is gay marriage. Forward...into your parenfs' basement!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Obama's policies are hurting young people the most, but all they care about is gay marriage. Forward...into your parenfs' basement!
In this case, the insurance co. hurt students the most, not Obama. Do the math. Obamacare: 6% increase. Insurance company: 45% increase.
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