Obamacare: Universal is dropping health insurance for part time employees
Universal Orlando theme park currently provides its part time employees with healthcare insurance but that is about to change and, you guessed it, Obamacare is to blame for this decision.
While the trend has been for employers to cut the hours of part time employees to avoid having to offer healthcare insurance to these employees Universal Orlando had already been offering part time employees healthcare insurance, so why drop coverage now?
It is simple, because under Obamacare the government has deemed the insurance provided to these employees isn’t good enough:
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.
So now these employees are losing their healthcare benefits and they will be responsible for buying their own or paying a fine to the federal government for not having insurance they cannot afford.
What a deal! But of course, as I have been saying all along, this is part of the plan to force more people into the healthcare exchange to make them more dependent on government and it will eventually result in a single-payer government run healthcare system.