Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" Are both of your jobs part time? Does that mean neither one offers a health insurance plan? Because ... [snip!] ... filtered through the giant, inefficient, bloated government bureaucracy before it actually gets to the people who need help. "
One is a part-time job, the other is a casual position. I'm a student, so I pay for student health insurance, but I also have private insurance. My family is paying over 20% (closer to 1/3) for private insurance that is basically crap.
I could easily get a full-time in my field, but being in school, it is hard to work full-time and juggle the brutal day-to-day work Nursing school demands.
As for the link...interesting. I've heard the opposite. Depends on the study, I guess.