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Universal Orlando drops healthcare to part-time employees - Thanks Obamacare!

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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-universal-part-time-insurance-20130219,0,4887679.story

Universal Orlando plans to stop offering medical insurance to part-time employees beginning next year, a move the resort says has been forced by the federal government's health-care overhaul.

The giant theme-park resort, which generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, began informing employees this month that it will offer health-insurance to part-timers "only until December 31, 2013."

The reason: Universal currently offers part-time workers a limited insurance plan that has low premiums but also caps the payout of benefits. For instance, Universal's plan costs about $18 a week for employee-only coverage but covers only a maximum of $5,000 a year toward hospital stays. There are similar caps for other services.

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Those types of insurance plans — sometimes referred to as "mini-med" plans — will no longer be permitted under the federal Affordable Care Act. Beginning in 2014, the law will prohibit insurance plans that impose annual monetary limits on essential medical care such, as hospitalization, or on overall spending.

So nothing is better than something.

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sorry, $5000 a year is not health insurance.

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For part-time workers? Does anyone really expect health insurance for being parttimers...besides Starbucks employees?

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They're gonna stop providing the shitties insurance plan in the nation? Thanks Obama

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That sucks.

Seeing as most of them are young, they were getting 5K in insurance for $72 pre tax dollars.

Not a bad gig for a part time employee.

Now you will be on a government controlled plan. Good Luck.

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That sucks.

Seeing as most of them are young, they were getting 5K in insurance for $72 pre tax dollars.

Not a bad gig for a part time employee.

Now you will be on a government controlled plan. Good Luck.

Boy, they could have stayed in a hospital bed one whole day! Damn you Barry! Now they'll just have to stay on their parent's real insurance plan until they turn 26

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Boy, they could have stayed in a hospital bed one whole day! Damn you Barry! Now they'll just have to stay on their parent's real insurance plan until they turn 26

Parents are self employed?

What if the majority were already over the age of 26?

Yea, you are right, this is a good thing, you know it being an option and all......good thing it's off the table.

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Who said these were all kids...

or are you liberals shooting for 30-40 year olds living in their basements to be covered by their parent's too.

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Who said these were all kids...

or are you liberals shooting for 30-40 year olds living in their basements to be covered by their parent's too.

Now why would I want you to be covered by your parent's insurance? Pull yourself by your bootstraps g5

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Don't fret. I'm not one of your sort of constituents.

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We'll just have to assume just like you assume that's what we want.

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If any universal healthcare nation in the world was forced to go with what the US has, there would be a revolution and an overthrow of the government in that country.

Thats all you really need to know.

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