Adult Children

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    Ok. I have to bitch. What some of you with younger children may not know, is that once your child turns 18, parents have very few rights. Unless you specifically ask for authorization forms from college, you have no right to see your kids' grades or any other records. It does not matter who is paying the bill.

    Today I needed to clean up an insurance mess, and they would not talk to me unless my son gave permission. I had to make him come home just so I could make a friggin call.Thank goodness he was home from college.

    This is my question; If Obamacare will force us to insure our kids until they are 30, who is responsible for the unpaid bills - the adult child or the policy holder? I'll be damned if I have to deal with this bullshit after he graduates from college. Does anyone know?
     
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    As far as I can tell there will be no "Forcing" you to buy him Insurance but there will be "Forcing" the insurance companies to LET you keep him on your plan past a certain age..
     
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    Actually, with FERPA, a prof cannot disclose a thing about the student (aged 18+) to his/her parents. One can only 'show' grade records and name and address of the student to the parents. Even then, I would have someone from the administration present.

    If the student comes to morning lecture still drunk from the night before as a habit, the prof cannot say a thing to anyone outside of the university.
     
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    yes over 18 is adult and with all the rights of an adult.....


    simple as that
     
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    Well that's good news, but I am still curious as to who is legally responsible for co-pays and out of network whatnots. The patient or the policy holder?
     
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    why are you worrying about that now? you pay now, right?
     
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    There has GOT to be some way to blame Barack Hussein Obama...


    :rolleyes:
     
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    Because I still consider him a child! I don't care if he is 19, he is still a dependent - financially and emotionally! I am hoping that by the time he's 23, I won't have to clean up his messes anymore. And yes, I do feel that Obamacare could force further dependency. If it becomes ILLEGAL to be uninsured AND if young people will no longer be able to purchase low cost catastrophic insurance, of course I will keep him on my employers plan. But if it will affect my credit, it will sure as hell affect our relationship. Let's just say the boy has no concept of money,

    Bones - with your son's driving record I figured you could relate.

    Oh and si modo - I had to go to the legal office to have my son sign away to give me access to everything. The secretary said I was the only freshman parent that asked for the form. Most people just don't know. If that bastard child of mine was going to class drunk and wasting 40K, I'd kick his ass and cut him off. That's too much money invested.
     
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    Don't forget Bush. Gotta blame him too. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    You do not have the right to see your kids college grades, even if you are paying the bill...but you also are not required to pay the bill.
     

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