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.
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.
Public support for the U.S. health- care overhaul fell to its lowest level in a Kaiser Family Foundation survey after the Oct. 1 debut of government-run insurance marketplaces greeted consumers with breakdowns on websites, higher prices and potentially broken promises.
A half-dozen members of President Barack Obama ’s Cabinet sit on an advisory council overseeing life insurance for U.S. military forces, a program facing investigations of whether insurers are unfairly profiting from policies of dead soldiers and veterans.