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

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

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[url="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/topic/economy-business-finance/tourism-leisure-industry/amusement-theme-parks/universal-studios-orlando-PLENT000249.topic"]Universal Orlando[/url] 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 [url="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/topic/health/healthcare-laws/patient-protection-affordable-care-act-EVGAP00039.topic"]Affordable Care Act[/url]. 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.[/quote]

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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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1361387354' post='2139661']
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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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 [b]real[/b] insurance plan until they turn 26

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[quote name='Gazi' timestamp='1361387426' post='2139662']
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 [b]real[/b] insurance plan until they turn 26
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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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[quote name='g5jamz' timestamp='1361388400' post='2139679']
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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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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