U.S. restaurants have asked the federal government to waive health overhaul rules that may force companies to abandon low-cost “mini-med” plans that insure 1.4 million minimum-wage and part-time employees.
McDonald’s Corp. , the world’s largest restaurant chain, asked federal health-care regulators to waive part of a new law that may force the company to seek an alternative insurance plan for some workers, an official said.
Five years after Congress mandated that sales of ammonium nitrate, the chemical implicated in last month’s fatal Texas blast, be tracked, rules to do that haven’t been issued by the federal government.
Health insurers may abandon some markets unless the Obama administration waives a rule set to take effect next year on how much companies must spend on patient care, state insurance commissioners said.
Dish Network Corp . and Darden Restaurants Inc. are among dozens of companies and organizations the Obama administration has exempted from the U.S. health-care law mandating minimum benefits for workers.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ’s proposal to cut 280,000 people from the state’s Medicaid rolls is being reviewed by U.S. officials who don’t know whether they have the power to approve the action, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.