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(ABC)   Good news job seekers There are still twelve top notch companies that offer health care benefits to part time workers. Wait, ELEVEN.. there are still eleven top notch companies that offer health care benefits to part time workers   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 14
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2014-01-23 09:50:36 AM  
Artichoke
 
2014-01-23 10:08:28 AM  
This isn't as important as it used to be, because anyone can get insurance on their own now (thanks, Mitt Romney!).
 
2014-01-23 10:10:15 AM  
Staples? I wasn't expecting to see a Bain Capital holding on that list.
 
2014-01-23 10:20:41 AM  
Target?  Et tu?
 
2014-01-23 10:53:33 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: This isn't as important as it used to be, because anyone can get insurance on their own now (thanks, Mitt Romney!).


Yes, but being chained to a bad part time job for the crummy insurance is the American way!  Now all of those people have increased economic mobility and can get different jobs without losing their insurance, and that's terrible!
 
2014-01-23 12:01:03 PM  
Just about all part-time union job holders get medical benefits.
 
2014-01-23 12:38:04 PM  
Meanwhile, the CEO of Aetna is talking about the possibility of double-digit premium increases or even pulling Aetna out of Obamacare.
 
2014-01-23 02:16:42 PM  

Good news job seekers There are still twelve top notch companies that offer health care benefits to part time workers. Wait, ELEVEN.. there are still eleven top notch companies that offer health care benefits to part time workers

The more reason to kill off the "part-time" classification, and/or redefine labor unions(as Taft-Hartley defines them) to include about everyone that isn't an direct-hire FTE. The former would remove the means to dodge the law, the latter would cut off the next avenue of circumvention.


jjorsett: Meanwhile, the CEO of Aetna is talking about the possibility of double-digit premium increases or even pulling Aetna out of PPACA.


FTFY.



The Larch: Yes, but being chained to a bad part time job for the crummy insurance is the American way! Now all of those people have increased economic mobility and can get different jobs without losing their insurance, and that's terrible!


As opposed to having an employer that views you with even more contempt and does everything to avoid you having benefits? If you wanted the law to work, there has to be an effort to clamp down hard on the 29er/49er (29 hours/49 employees) habit of businesses. Never mind that the law further disincentivizes work given that it makes things more shiatty wrt employment arrangements.
 
2014-01-23 08:02:13 PM  

The Larch: Gaseous Anomaly: This isn't as important as it used to be, because anyone can get insurance on their own now (thanks, Mitt Romney!).

Yes, but being chained to a bad part time job for the crummy insurance is the American way!  Now all of those people have increased economic mobility and can get different jobs without losing their insurance, and that's terrible!


Unless that new job is in a state where the legislature is full of dickheads who hate GovernorMittensCare, like Indiana.

*flips middle finger in general direction of Indianapolis*
 
2014-01-23 08:30:48 PM  
I hate to sound all "socialist/communist/whatever", but can we go to universal healthcare yet???
I'm so tired of hearing about healthcare.
about insurance
about who covers it or not
about who gets it or not
and so on
etc
infinity

Just everyone STFU about it already.
Just give it to everyone.
 
2014-01-23 10:24:38 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Unless that new job is in a state where the legislature is full of dickheads who hate GovernorMittensCare, like Indiana.

*flips middle finger in general direction of Indianapolis*


Come to Ohio then.  Our governor and legislature are saner in that regard since they lost in 2011.
 
2014-01-24 12:21:37 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: The Larch: Gaseous Anomaly: This isn't as important as it used to be, because anyone can get insurance on their own now (thanks, Mitt Romney!).

Yes, but being chained to a bad part time job for the crummy insurance is the American way!  Now all of those people have increased economic mobility and can get different jobs without losing their insurance, and that's terrible!

Unless that new job is in a state where the legislature is full of dickheads who hate GovernorMittensCare, like Indiana.

*flips middle finger in general direction of Indianapolis*


You're most welcome here in the great state of Colorado, where Democrats rule both houses and the Governorship, and they understand that it is possible to work hard, but still need help getting health insurance.
 
2014-01-24 12:29:03 AM  

jjorsett: Meanwhile, the CEO of Aetna is talking about the possibility of double-digit premium increases or even pulling Aetna out of Obamacare.


Do you like how he prefaced that with saying they don't have any data about how healthy enrolles are yet, but then went about wildly speculating how they need to raise premiums?

Seriously, watching that interview reinforces just how much I hate Aetna.
 
2014-01-24 05:43:20 AM  

sethstorm: The more reason to kill off the "part-time" classification, and/or redefine labor unions(as Taft-Hartley defines them) to include about everyone that isn't an direct-hire FTE. The former would remove the means to dodge the law, the latter would cut off the next avenue of circumvention.


Indeed.  Make part time workers more expensive, on average, than full time workers and you'll get a lot fewer companies hiring people for only 20 hours a week to avoid providing benefits.

One of mine is simple - if you don't provide qualifying medical insurance you have to pay the employee ~$2/hour more, directly to a healthcare savings plan.  That's $4k/year into it for full time workers.  If somebody ends up working 2 20 hour jobs, they should get enough to buy insurance.
 
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