Black People Politics : Students at Historically Black College Hate Obamacare

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    By Onan Coca / 18 November 2013

    Students at Bowie State University, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), are very upset after learning that their college would be dropping their affordable health insurance because of Obamacare. The school decided to cancel the affordable plans, which allowed some students to get coverage for as low as $50 a month because of new regulations included in the Obamacare legislation.

    One thing is clear – the students of Bowie State have seen some serious negative consequences because of the Obamacare law.
    From $54/semester to a proposed $750/semester to a proposed $1900/year to CANCELLED, is the roller-coaster Bowie State University Students have been on for the last couple semesters in the University’s attempt to find a health care insurance plan that falls within the rules and regulations released by Department of Health and Human Services…

    The cause of the major increase listed was Obamacare and the fact that the new rules put out by HHS for colleges and universities required that the plans carry a minimal insurance of $100,000 per sickness and offer “preventative coverage protections and other consumer protections”. This is major and drastic increase over the $54/semester that students have traditionally paid to the university to participate in the university provided health insurance program. The university seriously flirted with moving to the $1900/year plan that would by most standards have been a Cadillac plan.