View Full Version : McDonalds,29 Other Firms Get Health Care Coverage Waivers

October 07, 2010, 10:42
Here's a whole lotta WTF-


A snippet:
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.

Without waivers, companies would have had to provide a minimum of $750,000 in coverage next year, increasing to $1.25 million in 2012, $2 million in 2013 and unlimited in 2014

Where's my waiver??My costs went up over 45%!:mad:

October 07, 2010, 10:44
But of course, the rules, law and jail are for the little people.


October 07, 2010, 11:44
More grist for the lawsuits I would hope.

October 07, 2010, 12:13
J - yep

the whole fuking thing is unconstitutional!

Gary Harwell
October 07, 2010, 16:53
My insurance just went up 49.09 %. Told em to stick it, paid over 120,000 in my lifetime, not one claim, .. the screwing is commencing, except for big corporate. The real chaos is going to start when everyone gets their second premium notice from now.

October 07, 2010, 17:18
Originally posted by gates
J - yep

the whole fuking thing is unconstitutional!

I agree,but this judge didn't-

from the link:

A federal judge today upheld key provisions of President Obama’s Health Care Reform Act of 2010 and dismissed part of a lawsuit challenging the legislation.

I'm sure it's heading to the Supremes.When?Sure is interesting.:|

October 07, 2010, 19:30
A violation of the equal protection clause. But who really cares about the Constitution these days anyway.

October 07, 2010, 19:48
McDonald’s gets a waiver, McDonald’s doesn’t