Free Markets, Free People
OK, not really. After all as our Speaker of the House said, “we have to pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it”, or words to that effect. And sure enough, as we actually read the result of rushed monstrosity called ObamaCare, we keep finding more and more goodies hidden within.
Colleges and universities say that some rules in the new health law could keep them from offering low-cost, limited-benefit student insurance policies, and they’re seeking federal authority to continue offering them.
Their request drew immediate fire from critics, however, who say that student health plans should be held to the same standards that other insurance is.
Among other things, the colleges want clarification that they won’t have to offer the policies to non-students.
Without a number of changes, it may be impossible to continue to offer student health plans, says a letter that the American Council on Education sent Aug. 12 to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, signed by 12 other trade associations that represent colleges.
I can certainly understand the point of the critics, can’t you? “If we make an exception for those guys … etc”. Heh. My guess is this piece of garbage will add another 2500 pages of “exceptions” before this is all said and done. And somewhere in there our lawmakers will find a way to exempt themselves as well.
Meanwhile the rush to sign up for ObamaCare has been incredible:
Just two people in New Jersey will begin receiving coverage Monday under new plans created by federal health care reforms.
NJ Protect plans are available to those who have been without insurance for at least six months and submit evidence of pre-existing health conditions.
Yup, just busting down the doors:
Vincz says more than 600 applications were downloaded and 268 information kits were sent out following the program’s announcement on Aug. 1.