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Are The Health Law’s Coverage Requirements Scaling Back Some Restaurants’ Expansion Plans?

The Wall Street Journal: Health-Law Costs Slow Some Fast-Food Chains
Some restaurant operators are scaling back expansion plans because of uncertainty about the expense of insuring employees under the new federal health-care law. The concerns are especially acute among smaller operators who are more likely to be on the cusp of the Affordable Care Act's requirements for increased coverage of workers. The doubt is adding to anxiety over other rising costs for items like ingredients at a time when diners are cutting back on eating out (Jargon, 5/14).

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