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Universal Orlando is dropping health insurance for part-time employees, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The theme park-resort announced they would cover part-time employees only through Dec. 31, 2013. The resort says Obamacare is to blame for the decision.

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.

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.

Walt Disney World is also assessing the impact of Obamacare on its own part-time employees.

MORE  http://freebeacon.com/universal-cuts-health-insurance-for-part-time-workers/

» 10 Comments

  1. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 20th, 2013

    Shitstain, call your office.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 20th, 2013

    The hell you say!

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  3. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    February 20th, 2013

    Those evil bastids

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  4. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    February 20th, 2013

    Heartless pricks

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 20th, 2013

    UNEXPECTED!

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  6. Noelegy

    February 20th, 2013

    I never had healthcare insurance at ANY part-time job. Even when I was a department manager at a book/music/video store, the store policy was to keep us all at 39 hours to avoid having to provide insurance. The ONLY employees who had insurance were store managers, assistant managers, and up the food chain from there.

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  7. bitterclinger

    February 20th, 2013

    Just in time for FL’s turncoat gov to sign on to ZeroCare.

    Levin was all over this tonight. Look for audio clips to turn up this week as well as a Darden Restaurants waitress who kept saying, “We’re being crushed” (by Obama and his policies, taxes).

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  8. Spartan

    February 20th, 2013

    Huh.

    Universal cuts Universal Healthcare for all workers in the universe?

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  9. Cruisin Cat

    February 21st, 2013

    “If you like your current health plan, you can keep it”

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