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Student Health Plan Enrollees to Gain New Protections Under Affordable Care Act

The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued proposed regulations that clarify how the Affordable Care Act applies to student health plans offered at colleges and universities. By classifying student health plans as individual market plans, the new regulations ensure that students will enjoy most of the consumer protections provided by the health reform law, but provide some flexibility to health plans so that they continue to offer coverage to students. In a new blog post, Commonwealth Fund vice president Sara Collins, Ph.D., explains how millions of current and future students stand to gain from these new protections. We invite you to join the online conversation by commenting on this blog post.

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