Insurance is a good way to ensure financial security in case of any illness or accidents, especially for college students. In a survey conducted by the Center for Student Health and life among five hundred college students, seventy five percent of them had at least once visited a campus health center. According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), health insurance is considered as one of the requirements for the admission in the 2007-’08 year by almost thirty percent of the Universities and colleges. Some other institutions are also considering the same for their students, but are still confused on the benefits of both family insurance plan as well as campus health insurance.
A lot of colleges in US offer health insurance plans for their students and they ask for a written statement from the parents whether the student has another insurance plan similar to the one they offer. Even though the health insurance plans offered by different colleges are different, most of the schools focus on affordable premiums with essential coverage that meets the requirements of the students. The average annual premium for a campus health insurance plan will be around eight hundred and fifty dollars. Read more of this >>
Considering the three main objectives of health care reforms by the Congress, i.e contain health care costs, universal accessibility to health care and to improve the quality of health care, the public is eagerly waiting to assess how far the legislation is going to meet the goals for health care reform this year. People are expecting the House Bill to be a generous one to be passed by the Congress, which will provide affordable health care facilities to the public. The Senate Finance Committee may restrict the eligibility for getting subsidies in order to help the lower income group to take health insurance plans and people believe that any conference between the House and Senate bills will cut down on the outcomes of the House. Read more of this >>
Health care legislation would now allow abortions to be covered under a new government sponsored insurance plan. This decision is definitely going to affect millions of citizens and remodel the national policy on this conflict ridden issue.
As on date federal funds are restricted to some pitiful cases involving rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother. People opposing the bill believe that these restrictions should be part of standard private insurance cover. Activists on the other hand, believe that millions of women would now be denied the privilege of abortion through workplace insurance, once the bill comes into effect. Advocates on both sides of the table are head banging over the prospects of this proposed bill and are concerned about the following political repercussions. Read more of this >>