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Old 04-27-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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Actually #6 (by .1%) which is a virtual tie with LA at #5. Both cities are at the 20% mark. Worth noting that the other cities above Orlando or below have substantial immigrant communities. Orlando's explanation seemingly points more toward having a large supply of part-time employment "opportunities" lacking in health insurance benefits, since the city isn't known as having a large immigrant community.

Where Are the Most Uninsured Americans? - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I looked at the list, and it seems as if we are with every other sunbelt city up there. Maybe it has something to do with growth.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Simply put Florida lacks affordable and adequate health care programs for people who either cannot afford health insurance even if their employed or not and cannot quaify for medicad or medicare.

Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Could Leave Poor Uninsured Even As Lawful Immigrants Get Aid
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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It's a product of growth in population. Even cities in liberal CA made the list lol

This is just another bash Orlando thread from Kyle
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Is it easy to get a job at Disney??? Thank You!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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Is it easy to get a job at Disney??? Thank You!!
Not really, and they are pretty much always hiring.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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It's a product of growth in population. Even cities in liberal CA made the list lol

This is just another bash Orlando thread from Kyle
He is just doing his job for the Clearwater/St. Pete Chamber of Commerce. Don't blame him
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Finally, home sweet home Orlando
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It's a product of growth in population. Even cities in liberal CA made the list lol

This is just another bash Orlando thread from Kyle
Nah...........he doesn't do that.....
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: east Orlando (Waterford Lakes)
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...since the city isn't known as having a large immigrant community.
TheDailyCity.com: Central Florida's Puerto Rican Population Gets National Attention, Could Change National Politics
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Simply put Florida lacks affordable and adequate health care programs for people who either cannot afford health insurance even if their employed or not and cannot quaify for medicad or medicare.

Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Could Leave Poor Uninsured Even As Lawful Immigrants Get Aid
Here's my take on this.

Almost all larger employers offer health insurance to even p/t workers--Disney, Universal, Sea World, the hotel chains, etc. Many of those workers claim they can't afford it. Yet they smoke a pack a day, always have beer money on Friday night, and have spinners on the 4Runner.

I worked in operations for a retail organization a few years back. Our starting pay was minimum $8 an hour, the average employee earned about $16 an hour. We had no p/t employees, all were f/t and most got up to 10 hours of O/T a week. We offered a decent mid-deductible BC/BS plan for $23 a week. The majority of the employees didn't take it, yet half smoked, most had a late model vehicle--very few were driving economy type cars. At least half also had some sort of "toy"--a motorcycle, snowmobile, jet ski, quad, etc. Some have a fleet of them. Yet they "couldn't afford" insurance.

In many cases, people can afford things, they choose not to in order to fund other choices.

Yes, family plans are more expensive, but that comes down to personal responsibility. Don't have kids you can't afford. It's that simple. Being a parent is not a right, it's a responsibility.
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