Skip to comments.White House Pledges Flexibility on McDonald's Health Plan
Posted on 09/30/2010 7:12:27 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
The Obama administration said Thursday that its top health official will "exercise her discretion" in enforcing a new health-law requirement, a move that could help McDonald's Corp. and other employers from disrupting their health-care policies for hourly workers.
The announcement Thursday followed a report in The Wall Street Journal that McDonald's warned federal regulators it could drop its health-insurance plan for nearly 30,000 restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the health overhaul. The requirement, known as the minimum medical loss ratio, concerns the percentage of revenue received from premiums that must be spent on benefits.
McDonald's is among the retailers and restaurant chains that offer a "mini-med" limited benefit. Most of these plans don't meet a 2011 requirement that they spend 80% to 85% of premiums on medical benefits instead of overhead expenses.
McDonald's last week sent a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services a memo saying "it would be economically prohibitive for our carrier to continue offering" its "mini-med" limited benefit plan unless it got an exemption from the requirement.
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The fact is that the free market is reacting to the burdens of socialism and Obama and the Dems can't control that...I got as hunch a lot more companies will put the heat on Obamacare before Nov 2.
News at 11!!
obama bows to Ronald McDonald
Yeah, but this is right out of Atlas Shrugged. I’m afraid my company won’t have as effective a “Washington man” as McDonald’s does.
Those who will vote for Democrats will get exemption.
It will be decided by WH.
Govt will control everything.
Obama’s socialist utopia is crumbling.
One clown to another.....
We passed the bill
You have no idea what it is nor what is in it
We can and will make up the rules as we go along
We'll hammer you for decades as to how you voted for this.
Every pol, D and R should be tried for treason and shot for voting aye to this albatross.
(No offence to albatrossesses)
Rush nailed this on his show today.
Isn’t there some kind of law that will prohibit the small potatoes guy from not getting an exemption when the big potatoes guy gets one?
Isn’t that what’s called a carve out... a political favor in search of support for the overall bill? Better get up to DC soon, cause, not everybody is gunna get the same sweet deal.
“exercise her discretion”
So now we live in a society in which we are subject to the whims of political appointees. My country of birth doesn’t really exist anymore.
News at 11!! obama bows to Ronald McDonald
If they allow it for McD’s, they have to allow it for every company. It’s that equal protection thingy.
According to our constitution, the President is not supposed to make laws on his own.
“Isnt there some kind of law that will prohibit the small potatoes guy from not getting an exemption when the big potatoes guy gets one?”
...good point...I think that’s covered by the Robinson-Pattman Act(anti-trust)
also how about some ‘flexibility’ for my household when we get a 20% rate hike from Blue Cross?
I wonder if the opposite is true.
A Socialist Utopia has a singular executive who is able to force a desired outcome by changing the laws as unintended consequences come up. That is what we have.
I'd think your company could hire Wesley Mouch's services pretty cheaply. He hasn't worked in what, over 50 years now?
Obama is lying.
Selective enforcement of the law.
“its top health official will “exercise her discretion” in enforcing a new health-law requirement”
Selective enforcement of laws? WTF?
Can I use this as precedent to demand “selective enforcement” of 922(o)? At least that has a loophole wherein the BATFE could be directed to issue permits.
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