Obamacare has implications for students, speaker says

By Bryana Byrd

The Lincolnian

The Affordable Care Act, better known as “ObamaCare,” will affect students’ health coverage for many years, last week’s convocation speaker said.

Antoinette Kraus, director of the Pennsylvania Health Care Access Network, spoke at the Nov. 14 convocation sponsored by the College of Professional, Graduate and Extended Studies.

Kraus spoke about ObamaCare and the benefits it offers for Americans and students so they can get affordable insurance coverage.

“ObamaCare educates people about the importance of taking care of their health,” Kraus said.

ObamaCare offers online health insurance marketplace exchanges where businesses and families can compare health plans and qualify for reduced premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

“Tax credits help make health care affordable for low-income homes,” Kraus said.

The exchanges provide independent health insurance which is not offered by an employer.

“You can be flexible,” Kraus said. “You don’t have to take any job you don’t want to because it’s offering good health benefits; we should not have to fight for health care.”

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