|April 11, 2012: Lookout Mountain Group's Comment Submission to HHS for Proposed Regulation of SHIBPs|
|Press Release (2/22/11): Lookout Mountain Group Endorses Proposed Federal Regulations for College Student Health Insurance Plans|
|LMG Press Release -- Inadequate Student Health Insurance Plans May Continue Until 2014|
|LMG's Press Release: April, 14, 2010|
The Lookout Mountain Group met in Boston at Northeastern University on Sunday, April 11, 2010.
|LMG's 12/2/09 Comment Submission for Massachusetts Senate Bill 609|
|LMG Press Release - October 10, 2009|
|The Lookout Mountain Group calls for assurance for continued existence of ACHA compliant SHIBPs and ability for colleges and universities to continue to operate on-campus health and counseling services.|
|October 9, 2009: ACHA Call's for Clarifications from Senate Finance Committee|
President Obama addresses University of Maryland's requirement for new students to have health insurance at rally at College Park on Thursday, September 17, 2009:
THE PRESIDENT: What can I tell you? (Laughter.) They're still out there. We’re facing the same kind of resistance on another defining struggle of this generation -- and that's the issue of health insurance reform.
Now, let me say, when you’re young, I know this isn’t always an issue that you have at the top of your mind. You think you're invulnerable. That's how I thought.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Obama!
THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) I'm sure that some of you wondered why this college required that all new students have health insurance this semester. Well, here's why. Here's why. Every day, the one in three adults -- one in three young adults who don't have health insurance live one accident or one illness away from bankruptcy. Think about what would have happened with Rachel if she hadn’t had health insurance. Nearly half of these young people have trouble paying their medical bills. Nearly 40 percent are in debt because of them. I mean, think about adding the debt you already have for college -- on top of that, another $10,000 or $20,000 or $30,000 or $50,000 worth of debt because you get sick.
Some of these Americans don’t get insurance because they feel young and healthy. But some work part-time or for small businesses, where you aren’t offered health insurance. And it’s just too expensive to buy coverage on your own.
Even if you have coverage, insurance companies today, they can drop it or water it down when you’re sick and you need it the most. Or they can decide that they won’t pay the full cost of your care and make you pay the rest of it out of pocket, even if it’s thousands upon thousands of dollars. That’s why more than one-third of all young adults -- including those with insurance – have had trouble paying their medical bills. That's why one-fourth of all young adults are paying off medical debt.
|Video of President Obama's speech at the University of Maryland|
|Thursday, September 19, 2009: College Students are Health Care’s Invisible Minority|