Everything you need to know about health care reform
by Marcy Franklin, Online Editor
You’ve heard the news networks break down the changes in health care reform, but do you understand what it means for you? The US News and World Report clears up a lot of lingering questions you may still have. Some of the highlights:
- The good news: If you’re on your parents’ health insurance, you can stay on it until you’re 26, making insurance more affordable if you decide to go onto more education. But…
- If you end up at the campus health center (like SU’s Health Services), expect a lot of red tape. More often than not, the center won’t accept outside insurance, which means lots more paperwork and bureaucratic strings.
- If you do decide to buy campus insurance, you’ll get more thorough coverage and benefits.
- However, any other insurance option outside your parents’ or school’s coverage isn’t worth the extra price or hassle. Until 2014, when the government will mandate public insurance exchanges, any other alternative isn’t readily available without a pretty penny.
For more information, check out this article from Smart Money.