VIDEO: Students at historically black college complain Obamacare has left them uninsured

Katherine  Timpf
Reporter

Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

  • Bowie State administrators say they canceled students' health insurance plans due to new Affordable Care Act regulations.
  • Many students say they are left uninsured.
  • Many students said they had been disappointed by the rollout of Obamacare.

    Students at Bowie State University assailed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday after administrators cancelled a low cost school-wide health care plan due to new regulations in the law. 

    Many students told Campus Reform that the now cancelled plans, which provided coverage for just $50 per semester, were the only insurance they could afford.

    "I can't afford anything right now," one said. "I can't even afford my loans."

    "We don't have that money," said another. "We can barely afford books."

    Several students said that they felt they had been let down.

    "It's stupid and it's Obama's fault," one said. "You haven't done anything, Obama, and I'm disappointed in you."

    "What it was hyped up to be, was that it was supposed to solve a lot of problems and help a lot of people, and its not really doing that," said another.

    Many students had no idea the plans had been canceled, which was announced only in an email to their school addresses.

    In a statement to Campus Reform, Bowie State said it was confident that Obamacare would fill the void left by the canceled plans.

    "Most students are now able to be covered under their parent’s health plans up to age 26 at no additional cost and new affordable coverage is becoming available through the Maryland State Insurance Exchange System," it read.

    Campus Reform conducted the interviews with student Eugene Craig III, who first wrote about canceled plans in an article in the school's alternative newspaper, The Bulldog Collegian.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter @kctimpf

    Katherine  Timpf

    Katherine Timpf

    Reporter

    Katherine Timpf is a columnist at Campus Reform. Previously, Timpf worked as a reporter, web editor, and radio personality at The Washington Times. She was also an anchor for NASA's alternative radio station, Third Rock Radio.

    Timpf has appeared on national television news shows, including  America Live with Megyn Kelly and Fox and Friends, and her stories have been featured on several national news outlets, including the Drudge Report. She has been an op ed contributor to publications including the Orange County Register and Investor's Business Daily.

    More By Katherine Timpf

    LATEST TWEETS

    Doug Kellett
    @Dougtalks997 - 4 hours ago

    Virginia Tech professor compares Israel to extremist Islamic group ISIS http://t.co/mpzs65VgZB via @campusreform

    ?Phoenix
    @Phoenix_RblAll - 11 hours ago

    Minnesota State - Mankato to welcome incoming freshman with 'I Heart Female Orgasm' lecture http://t.co/tc1gyp95c7 via @campusreform

    Joseph C. Phillips
    @josephcphillips - 18 hours ago

    The End of Reason! Sigh...UW-Madison policy calls on professors to distribute grades based on race http://t.co/JUsa4VMBJe via @campusreform

    Dan Kleinman
    @SafeLibraries - 19 hours ago

    @campusreform: Virginia Tech professor compares Israel to extremist Islamic group ISIS: http://t.co/cUicNbTQS0 @samantha_reinis#highered

    CampusReform.org
    @campusreform - 19 hours ago

    Virginia Tech professor compares Israel to extremist Islamic group ISIS: http://t.co/A6quHjgjtI by @samantha_reinis

    deborah rieck
    @deborahrieck - 20 hours ago

    Virginia Tech professor compares Israel to extremist Islamic group ISIS http://t.co/WDEw7zL3s9 via @campusreform

    Carl Kieck
    @CarlKieck - 22 hours ago

    Follow CAMPUS REFORM: @campusreform "17 % of Harvard’s graduating class admits to cheating in academics ..." http://t.co/lWJk6gk2iB

    Carl Kieck
    @CarlKieck - 22 hours ago

    17 percent of Harvard’s graduating class admits to cheating in academics http://t.co/GnGeti1ztz via @campusreform HARVARD GRADUATES CHEATS?

    Latest 30 Articles