Students may pay more in the future for University health insurance programs as a consequence of the Affordable Care Act, said Marjorie Baldwin, a profesor at the ARizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business.
Arizona State University provides health insurance to each of its employees and offers University health insurance to students for purchase, and Baldwin said the cost of these programs may go up as the healthcare law allows more people to seek medical care.
Kristin Middleton, Tempe College Republicans president and political science senior, said if the law is not repealed its costs will force taxes to increase, not just hurting young people.
“I’m a little disappointed, but hopefully things change,” Middleton said.
Journalism senior Andres Cano, chief of staff to ASU’s Undergraduate Student Government Downtown president Joseph Grossman, said, “If we want to have a healthy America, the mandate is required.”