Iowa college announces that Obamacare will force hike in student health insurance costs

Campus Reform Reporter

Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

  • Grinnell College in Iowa announced that Obamacare requirements are forcing the college to charge students more for health insurance.
  • Obamacare mandates all insurance plans to offer certain benefits, such as maternity coverage and pediatric dental.
  • Administrators at Grinnell College in Iowa have announced that Obamacare requirements have left them with no choice but to charge students more for health insurance in the upcoming school year.

    The exact amount of the hike has not been determined, but students on the current version of the plan pay $1,025 per year, according to an article in Scarlet & Black, the school’s official newspaper.

    Obamacare mandates all insurance plans to offer certain benefits, such as maternity coverage and pediatric dental.

    Therefore, under the law, the college cannot offer an option to students who would rather forgo the added coverage for a cheaper plan.

    Director of Student Financial Aid Brad Lindberg told the Scarlet & Black that the school plans to offer loans for students who cannot afford the increased cost.

    Follow the author of this article on Twitter @kctimpf





    LATEST TWEETS

    Marie Mingus
    @Hyem12 - 1 hour ago

    IfThelogic4banning hoopskirtsExtended2otherSocialPractices,thenWeought2banmintJuleps&chewingtobacco http://t.co/nNn7O5rL8C via @campusreform

    Frédéric D'Astous
    @fdastous - 2 hours ago

    Students hold ‘shit-in’ for #Gender neutral bathrooms, tell peers to check ‘potty privilege’ http://t.co/e3gxtkBPFR v/ @campusreform #trans

    Marty
    @hugbug94 - 4 hours ago

    Students hold ‘shit-in’ for gender neutral bathrooms, tell peers to check ‘potty privilege’ http://t.co/rT2JmTvFhH via @campusreform

    Thomas P. Krepelka
    @Singerman2000 - 7 hours ago

    @JoeC1776 @campusreform @JohnsHopkins @ChickfilA Political correctness will be the #DeathOfUsAll liberals hate the light and the truth!!

    Cherylyn HarleyLeBon
    @HarleyLeBon - 9 hours ago

    University of Maryland Student Group Cancels Screenings of American Sniper http://t.co/SXqnNtI8Mf @campusreform

    Nick Hoeffler
    @Nickhoeffler - 10 hours ago

    Why do kids focus on crap?Chapman University students aren't stopping w just statue defacement http://t.co/IhHCB03vKk via @campusreform

    Kim Kersten
    @drugdisposeall - 11 hours ago

    Welcome @campusreform @SuccessProTV. Learn more about Drug Dispose All for disposal of Controlled Substances. It's a gamer!