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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    No they can't buy those policies anymore. That is why all the college kids are either losing coverage from plans offered through colleges or the premiums are going up so much they can't afford them.



    Big Changes in College Health Plans - WSJ.com
    Of course you can buy a high deductible plan. It's one of our most popular plans. The government allows it to be paired with a HSA. They are considered a catastrophic plan now.

    To answer your other statement...if you are living paycheck to paycheck and show that with your living expenses you cannot afford insurance THAT IS how you get the waiver. If you cannot show that food, rent/mortgage, heat, electricity etc. takes up all of your money than it would lend itself to spending habits.

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    Also, your article quoted student health plans which are often (at least at my company) not high deductible plans and the student has the option to purchase directly from us as well.

    Our student health plans run about 115.00/month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Also, your article quoted student health plans which are often (at least at my company) not high deductible plans and the student has the option to purchase directly from us as well.

    Our student health plans run about 115.00/month.
    I guess all these colleges that are dropping their plans because the students can't afford them are doing it for no reason then. Even 115 a month is triple what they were paying in the article.
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    Then it is time for the colleges to find a new plan. We have some of the most expensive plans in the country and the student health plans that schools purchase through us (all state schools and some private) are approx. 115/month. That is not a high deductible plan either.

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    I thought children up to age 26 can stay on their parents insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    It's not a handout...the waiver if they make too much money is there for people who have tight expenses but can't afford insurance and our Medicaid system was set up differently to account for people to have access to it. It is not free care across the board in Mass. anymore.
    It most definitely is a handout.

    If the costs of healthcare weren't jacked up by insurance companies, people might be able to afford healthcare even with catastrophes. Just Like Colleges. The government stuck their fingers into somewhere it didn't belong and we (taxpayers) get the bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    I thought children up to age 26 can stay on their parents insurance.
    That is a new mandate and grandfathered plans do not have to take it. They can also put stipulations on that coverage. Sonmetimes even if they have coverage they are covered in the state that they are going to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    It most definitely is a handout.

    If the costs of healthcare weren't jacked up by insurance companies, people might be able to afford healthcare even with catastrophes. Just Like Colleges. The government stuck their fingers into somewhere it didn't belong and we (taxpayers) get the bill.
    I'm not sure how many examples I can give you to show you that the cost of healthcare was unattainable without insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    That is a new mandate and grandfathered plans do not have to take it. They can also put stipulations on that coverage. Sonmetimes even if they have coverage they are covered in the state that they are going to school.
    I'm confused:
    Coverage Extended to More Children. The goal of this new policy is to cover as many young adults under the age of 26 as possible with the least burden. Plans and issuers that offer dependent coverage must offer coverage to enrollees’ adult children until age 26, even if the young adult no longer lives with his or her parents, is not a dependent on a parent’s tax return, or is no longer a student. There is a transition for certain existing group plans that generally do not have to provide dependent coverage until 2014 if the adult child has another offer of employer-based coverage aside from coverage through the parent. The new policy providing access for young adults applies to both married and unmarried children, although their own spouses and children do not qualify.
    Is that they don't have to take it at all or just not yet?

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