McD pledges support for health-care plan

OAK BROOK Ill. McDonald's Corp. has pledged its support for a White House plan to reduce the cost of health care while improving the quality, and thereby ultimately reducing the cost of health insurance.

The quick-service giant was the only restaurant party among the 27 Illinois corporations, business groups and colleges that met Thursday with Mike Leavitt, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Leavitt was mustering support for the as

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