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More universities hike premiums or drop coverage due to ObamaCare

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On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal published further information about universities increasing their health-care premiums, or dropping coverage altogether, because of ObamaCare’s expensive mandates.

Catholic institutions of higher learning, such as Franciscan University in Ohio and Ave Maria University in Florida, have dropped their health care plans due to moral objections against ObamaCare’s mandated contraception benefits.  Last week, the non-denominational Clearwater Christian College in Tampa, Florida announced it would more than double the premiums charged to some students for health care coverage, as a result of ObamaCare’s mandated benefit increases.

Writing at the Wall Street Journal, Louise Randofsky describes a similar situation at another college in Kansas:

Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., this past year offered a 12-month plan that cost students $445, while capping payouts at $10,000. For the 2012-13 academic year, the Obama administration said the payout cap must be at least $100,000. Bethany said students would have had to pay more than $2,000 to get that new level of coverage.

 

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  1. BILL

    June 5th, 2012

    “dropping coverage altogether, because of ObamaCare’s expensive mandates.”

    obamas plan is working as designed, too bad he didn’t FAIL as Rush wished when he was elected so that the country didn’t.

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  2. Dr. Tar

    June 5th, 2012

    Don’t worry for Julia though. I’m sure Obama’s socialism is taking care of her some how.

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  3. Mrs Compton

    June 5th, 2012

    Wait… What? Why on earth do the universities even have to have health care plans now. These ‘kids’ are on their parents plan now! Go oblowmecare!!

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  4. Anonymous

    June 5th, 2012

    As the Czechs said, the People got the stupid Preznit they deserved and he rewarded them with the shitstorm they should have expected, LIAR that he is.

    Wait until all the healthcare providers respond as the real problems surface starting as scheduled in 2013. (Wonder to which country Justice Ginsburg will travel for her own care?)

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  5. moarkdave

    June 5th, 2012

    But Obamacare will reduce the costs for healthcare. – Obama said so!

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  6. Dr. Tar

    June 5th, 2012

    @Mrs Compton that’s assuming

    a.) the parents are employed
    b.) Their employer offers health care insurance

    Either of these assumptions could change very quickly at any time – Thanks Obamacare!

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  7. Houston

    June 5th, 2012

    Yep, all part of the plan. Once everyone stops offering healthcare the government will step in to “Help”.

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  8. reddecaesari

    June 5th, 2012

    sent an email to the president of my daughter’s college (catholic) to see where they stand on this issue.

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  9. Toaster

    June 5th, 2012

    This is a bunch of BS

    These people are doing exactly want the 0bama regime wants.
    On one hand some people in the church are incouraging civil disobedience because of the HHS “mandate” but on this issue they’re just caving in without any type of fight whatsoever.

    The church should fight the 0bama HHS scourge but not by folding like this straight out of the gate.

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