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Health care law may hamper limited insurance plans
San Francisco Chronicle

The new health care law could make it difficult for companies like McDonald’s to continue offering limited insurance coverage to their low-wage workers.

The world’s largest hamburger chain provides its hourly workers with low-cost plans known as “mini-meds” or limited benefits plans.

These plans typically cover things like doctor’s office visits and prescription drugs. But they don’t provide comprehensive coverage, and they often come with a cap on how much the insurer pays in annual benefits that is much lower than a major medical insurance plan.

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