Part-Timers Losing Health Insurance May Want To Thank Their Companies
"Once the new health law has been in place for a few months, however, Part-Time America may issue a collective sigh of relief. Nobody ever held up today’s part-time "mini-med" plans as model coverage. The majority of part-time workers don’t even get health insurance, and those who do typically get diluted plans with limited benefits they still have to pay something for. "
"Insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act, by contrast, could end up being a much better deal. Obamacare is complicated, and it will require many people to do detailed research on their insurance options instead of having an employer do it for them. There have also been elaborate efforts by foes of the program to depict it as The Ruination of Everything. So it’s not surprising that part-timers being told their employer is cutting them loose and sending them over to Obamacare are a little jumpy.
Actually enrolling could calm them down, however. Obamacare was designed to make decent health insurance affordable for people who otherwise can’t afford it, and whether you love or hate the program, it seems likely to succeed at that basic mission. That’s because the program subsidizes the cost of insurance based on your income, with the largest subsidies going to those with the lowest incomes.
Thank Obama for his socialist/fascist economic recovery plan for creating all the part time jobs, pain, and misery. Millions more have dropped below the poverty line since Obama became Pres. Less jobs even available since he took over.
Look at the insurance they had. Most had what is called 'Limited Benefit Plans', which is just a fancy name for insurance in name alone and almost useless if you get sick or injured. These part-timers will finally have insurance that means something and many make so little that they will have to pay little or nothing for it. Part timers are the biggest winners in Obamacare except for people with pre-existing conditions who could get no insurance at any cost.