Students at Historically Black College Hate Obamacare

Students at Bowie State University, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), are very upset after learning that their college would be dropping their affordable health insurance because of Obamacare. The school decided to cancel the affordable plans, which allowed some students to get coverage for as low as $50 a month because of new regulations included in the Obamacare legislation.

One thing is clear – the students of Bowie State have seen some serious negative consequences because of the Obamacare law.

From $54/semester to a proposed $750/semester to a proposed $1900/year to CANCELLED, is the roller-coaster Bowie State University Students have been on for the last couple semesters in the University’s attempt to find a health care insurance plan that falls within the rules and regulations released by Department of Health and Human Services… 

The cause of the major increase listed was Obamacare and the fact that the new rules put out by HHS for colleges and universities required that the plans carry a minimal insurance of $100,000 per sickness and offer “preventative coverage protections and other consumer protections”.  This is major and drastic increase over the $54/semester that students have traditionally paid to the university to participate in the university provided health insurance program.  The university seriously flirted with moving to the $1900/year plan that would by most standards have been a Cadillac plan. 

These young people are the folks that Obamacare was supposed to help. They are poor, trying to earn an education and with minimal possibilities for work – and yet, they are the ones being most hurt by Obamacare. These students are already barely surviving on meals of Ramen Noodles, and now their healthcare costs could jump by hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars?

Bowie StateIt’s not just the kids at Bowie State, it’s the young people all over the country. For Obamacare to work, these young Americans will have to sign up for expensive healthcare they don’t need to take care of older and infirm people who have already had a lifetime to save up money for their healthcare. I’m all for younger folks taking care of older folks — in a family context. My children shouldn’t be forced to pay for someone else’s parents golden years, and your children shouldn’t either.

In truth, isn’t this what Obamacare really does? Makes our young people servants to the older generations?

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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