Yesterday, I asked the question, which is worse, being Obama’s enemy, or his friend? That line resonates a bit more today, given that college students, who overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008, are being repaid for that support-in higher insurance rates thanks to ObamaCare. The Lonely Conservative has more…
College students who purchase their health insurance policies through their colleges may be in for a shock when they get the bill. Colleges all over the country are raising premiums drastically to cover the costs associated with Obamacare. In North Carolina, where Democrats are hoping young voters will help them win the state, the costs have skyrocketed.
But as the president fights to keep the conservative-leaning state in his column this November, education officials here are complicating his campaign message by citing “Obamacare” as a reason for the rising cost of student health insurance plans on campuses from Asheville to Wilmington.
In April, Tom Ross, the president of the University of North Carolina system, sent a letter to the university’s board of governors announcing that students should brace for a hike in the cost of university-provided insurance plans.
Ross explained that at least 64,000 North Carolina college students – roughly a third of those enrolled in the state’s 17 public universities – should expect to see “substantial” increases in health coverage costs for the 2012-2013 academic year.
“Based on more than three semesters of actual claims experience, as well as the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we are facing large increases in premiums for our students,” Ross wrote in the letter.
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.
Get over to The Lonely Conservative, as there is even more.
We warned that ObamaCare would increase costs. Anyone with a half necrotic brain could have recognized that. But, people continued to push for ObamaCare, and now they are reaping the “rewards” for that support. It has to be noted that this is part of the Cloward-Piven of ObamaCare-to increase costs and reduce availability, causing the health care system to crash and burn under the weight of those increased costs. That would give our regressive friends the justification to take it over entirely.
Let’s add college students to the increasingly long list of Obama client groups that are now staring up at the bottom of the bus.
How ya likin’ that “change?”