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ObamaCare Gives Students Expensive Lesson in Big Government

Traditionally, students at America's universities and colleges were able to take advantage of "bare bones" health insurance policies; that's no longer an option thanks to ObamaCare.

The schools are now forces to choose between offering more expensive coverage, or none at all.

The new rules affect a broad swath of American schools, especially the small ones. At Bowie State University in Maryland, the cost of student health insurance policies went from roughly $100 a year to $1,800 a year.

Many students are now forced to fend for themselves, which is often no bargain - let alone a problem given the massive failures associated with the Healthcare.gov roll-out.

In Cranford, N.J., Stephen Nacco, the Union County Community College Vice President of Administrative Services, says the cost of health insurance is now “more than a thousand dollars per students and that it is dramatically different” than what it had been in the past.

Students were paying so little before because the coverage they received was so scant. The costs have gone up because under ObamaCare, plans must offer coverage for services like annual checkups and alcohol abuse treatments. Because they offer a wider range of services, the premiums also increase.


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