It is difficult for us, The Beacon’s editorial board, to have an opinion either way about an idea that goes back several years, because there is still so much ambiguity. It is still unclear what inspired the idea for the University to merge the clinical components of SHS with FIU Health.
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For young people who work but whose job doesn’t offer health insurance, for those up to 26 the dependent coverage extends to them as well said Timothy Page, an associate professor in the University’s College of Public Health and Social Work.
With the ObamaCare enrollment deadline only a couple weeks away, FIU will host its final Health Insurance Information Enrollment Event at the Biscayne Bay Campus Feb. 7.
Plans regarding student health requirements at the University and decisions on the fairgrounds expansion were brought forward on the Sept. 10 Board of Trustees meetings.
With the rise in costs of health coverage, some students are concerned with how to carry insurance even before graduation arrives.
Generation Opportunity recently released its Millennial Jobs Report for December 2013 which pointed to an effective 15.9 percent non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for 18 to 29 year olds, only a slight drop from June 2013’s 16.1 percent rate.
President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Three years later, the controversy and confusion regarding its implications continue.
Contributing writer Cherilyn Bean believes Obamacare works for young women like her.
The student tuition health fee allows students certain health services at little or no cost, but both insured and uninsured students encounter problems seeking medical help on-campus. However, now that the Affordable Care Act will offer more options for young adults, more students will have access to health insurance.
Students who have ever been sick enough to seek medical care know the importance of having a quality health insurance provider to save them from huge bills.