Industry associations address health care reform

NRA and IFA praise lawmakers seeking to repeal employer mandate provision in federal health care law

The National Restaurant Association and the International Franchise Association renewed their support this week for lawmakers in Washington, D.C., who are seeking to repeal the employer mandate provision in the new federal health care law.

The mandate requires that businesses with more than 50 full-time-equivalent employees offer full-time workers affordable healthcare coverage by 2014 or pay a penalty of $2,000 per employee.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced The A

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