Staying on dad’s policyFordham Law Student Jenny Edelman in The New York Post, June 29, 2012
Fordham University law student Jenny Edelman (pictured) cheered yesterday when she heard that the Supreme Court had upheld ObamaCare.
A provision allowed Edelman, then 25, last year to obtain coverage as a dependent under her dad’s family-insurance plan.
“I am in school, not working,” said Edelman, whose “runner’s knee” required surgery. “I would not have affordable health insurance if the law was overturned.”
Her patella femoral syndrome “is very painful,” she said. “I’ve been in and out of therapy since I was 12.”
At times she’s needed physical therapy twice a week. Had the Affordable Care Act been struck down, she might have had to seek pricier, less comprehensive coverage.
“For me to get a policy on my own would easily be $1,000 a month,” said the Manhattan resident. “I wouldn’t be able to afford my own insurance plan.
“Now I get a physical every year, I go to the eye doctor, I go to the dentist when I need to.”
And insurers can’t deny her coverage for a pre-existing condition.