‘Hidden Nuggets’ On Work Breaks And Calorie Counts Added To Health Reform Legislation
USA Today reports that the health care bills moving through Congress have dozens of "lesser-known provisions" that include ideas that failed to gain traction in the past but are benefiting by hitching their proposal to health care reform. Among the ideas: "Companies with 50 or more employees would have to set aside 'reasonable' break times for nursing mothers and create a private space for breastfeeding." Additionally, midwives would be paid the same as doctors for their services under Medicare, and restaurants - even vending machines - with more than 20 locations would have to post nutritional information (Fritze, 12/9).
KHN related coverage, Seven Things You Didn't Know Were In The Senate Health Bill (Carey, Galewitz and McGinley, 11/30).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.