Mysterious William sent me this story from Campus Reform.
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.
One of the students in the video rightly chastises Obama for not doing his homework on health care policy before putting through a law that doesn’t make health care better. But honestly it’s the students who haven’t done their homework – at least the ones who voted for Obama in 2012. Because these things were all known at the time. I was blogging about them all the way through 2009 to election day in 2012. And not my opinions but studies showing what the impact would be on health care costs, job creation, and so on. There is no way this plan could work, and anyone who was paying attention knew that. It’s sad for the students now, but maybe it’s a good thing for them to learn their lesson early.