Obama lies work on UNC students?, UNC student health care increase, Tuition increase, High unemployment, Obama uses Orwellian language to sway students, Occupy White House?
“What do you think a stimulus is? It’s spending – that’s the whole point! Seriously.”…Barack Obama
“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher
“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011
God works in mysterious ways.
Obama and the Democrats will have their convention in Charlotte, NC.
Obama spoke recently at UNC, The University of NC, and presented more of his Orwellian lies about education costs and helping students.
Obama and the Democrats have a problem in NC.
UNC system schools recently announced tuition increases.
The unemployment rate in NC is among the highest in the nation. Those about to graduate face bleak prospects.
And despite Obama’s lies about Obama Care reducing the cost of health care, UNC students just found out that their health care insurance is increasing significantly.
From the Charlotte Observer May 1, 2012.
“UNC system health insurance costs to rise for students
Students in the system’s plan may pay $500 to $700 more”
“The UNC system began requiring students to be covered by health insurance in the fall of 2010. Students must either prove that they have their own insurance or buy a plan offered by the UNC system. Before that, 11 campuses required insurance; rates and coverage varied significantly among the schools.
On top of rising tuition and fees, those UNC system students who buy the university-sponsored health insurance plan will face steep premium increases in the next academic year.
The cost of health insurance will climb from a range of $61 to $77 monthly to a range of $118 to $133 monthly, according to a memo sent from UNC President Tom Ross to the UNC Board of Governors. On an annual basis, most students will pay about $500 to $700 more in 2012-13, depending on the campus.
The percentage increases aren’t yet known for all campuses, because some have not chosen the level of coverage they will offer, said Bruce Mallette, UNC vice president for academic and student affairs. The annual student cost will climb 66 percent at N.C. Central University and 60 percent at UNC-Chapel Hill; the cost at N.C. State has not been finalized, Mallette said.
Notification of the rate increases will go out this week, just as students finish exams and leave campus for the summer. The news will sting.
“A lot of students are going to be very surprised by this and at a loss for what to do, especially on such short notice for the next semester,” said Kate Davis Jones, a UNC-CH junior from Raleigh who is still on her parents’ insurance. “I think it’s going to cause a lot of students to be boxed out of their education if they’re not able to afford the mandated health insurance.”
Jones said plenty of her classmates will feel blindsided, months after the UNC board set tuition and fee rates for next year, with average price increases of 8.8 percent for in-state undergraduates across the UNC system. The tuition and fee hikes are 8.5 percent at NCCU, 9.8 percent at NCSU and 9.9 percent at UNC-CH for the coming academic year.
Claims drive up costs
Mallette said the insurance increases are due to the health care usage of UNC system students during the past couple of years, plus federal regulations on preventive care and pharmacy services issued in March. The process is complicated, he said, by the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act.”
Oh, and their beloved Apple Computer Company has just been outed for avoiding paying taxes.
Not a good year for UNC students, NC and the country.
There should be a Occupy White House movement.