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McDonald’s, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

Posted By admin On October 7, 2010 @ 9:58 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Drew Armstrong
Bloomberg [1]
Oct 7, 2010

Nearly a million workers won’t get a consumer protection in the U.S. health reform law meant to cap insurance costs because the government exempted their employers.

Thirty companies and organizations, including McDonald’s (MCD) and Jack in the Box (JACK), won’t be required to raise the minimum annual benefit included in low-cost health plans, which are often used to cover part-time or low-wage employees.

The Department of Health and Human Services, which provided a list of exemptions, said it granted waivers in late September so workers with such plans wouldn’t lose coverage from employers who might choose instead to drop health insurance altogether.

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/2010-10-07-healthlaw07_ST_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

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[3] Obama Administration Quietly Grants More Health Care Waivers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-quietly-grants-more-health-care-waivers.html

[4] Obama administration issues hundreds of health care exemption waivers to friends: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-issues-hundreds-of-health-care-exemption-waivers-to-friends.html

[5] Health Care Bill Gives Obama Power to Appoint Government ‘Commissioner’ With Sweeping Power to Dictate Health Coverage: http://www.prisonplanet.com/health-care-bill-gives-obama-power-to-appoint-government-commissioner-with-sweeping-power-to-dictate-health-coverage.html

[6] Former top Democrat says when Obamacare takes effect, small businesses will drop employee health coverage: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-top-democrat-says-when-obamacare-takes-effect-small-businesses-will-drop-employee-health-coverage.html

[7] Almost one in ten employers to drop health insurance coverage under Obamacare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/almost-one-in-ten-employers-to-drop-health-insurance-coverage-under-obamacare.html

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