L.A.-Area Restaurants Adding Health Care Surcharge

    Los Angeles-area restaurants are adding a 3 percent surcharge on to customers’ bills to cover employees’ medical insurance, according to this article from the Los Angeles Times. More than a dozen mainly high-end eateries are tacking on this “Obamacare surcharge.” The restaurant owners insist the health care surcharge is a way to offer valuable benefits to employees while maintaining their profits, the article states, and that increasing menu prices is not as effective as a surcharge.

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