The Affordable Care Act: The Unaffordable Care Act

Over the years, the federal government has created a series of entitlements that, although occasionally successful, have consistently contributed to our ever-increasing debt obligations to be repaid by future generations.

College Republicans

Health care reform: Understanding the ACA without party politics

A few weeks ago, CNBC took a poll about health care reform. In the survey, 46 percent of individuals polled said they were opposed to “Obamacare.” Only 37 percent of individuals were opposed to the law when asked how they felt about the Affordable Care Act.

Elizabeth Peters | Contributing Writer

Student Health Services: A call for transparency

After nearly a decade of requiring students to purchase the University’s health insurance plan, Washington University is changing its policy, in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. As in the past, all students still will be required to have acceptable health insurance, and the University will continue to offer a student health insurance plan.

SHS stops requiring its own health insurance

Washington University is no longer requiring that students purchase their own health insurance, in compliance with nationally mandated changes under the Affordable Care Act.

| News Editor

A scary debate

On Sept. 11, as I reflected on the people who died 10 years before and the effect that those events had upon our country, I felt very patriotic. I was proud to be an American, and I thought about how, despite the strong differences of opinion that many Americans have, we are all in this together.

| Staff Columnist

Health care reform financially self-defeating

Liberals in Congress and their citizen base are celebrating the passage of a landmark health care reform bill that they claim will make insurance affordable for Americans. If that is what the bill were to do, it would be less of an anathema. In reality, the cost of health care will not come down, but rather skyrocket.

| Staff Columnist

Students should have freedom of choice when it comes to SHS insurance

Last year, my allergies caught up with me­—for the third time in my life, I actually had an asthma attack. Thankfully, SHS managed to come to the rescue—they were extremely helpful and very thorough.

| Forum Editor

Why students should care about healthcare

16.2, 42, 46…The numbers are everywhere and the debate is now ubiquitous. The debate on the U.S. health care system, that is. Ever since President Obama ranked health care reform as a top priority, the contentious dialogue flooded in from left, right and center with a pessimistic outlook for agreement or compromise. The U.S. health […]

Srishti Mirchandani | Op-ed Submission

Student health-care bought by Aetna

As a result of a bidding process that occured last spring, Washington University students are now covered by a new heath care plan, provided by Aetna.

| News Editor