Fair Share for Health Care Act
The Working Families Party (WFP), a community and labor based political party with chapters throughout New York State, launched a campaign against McDonald's for opposing the Fair Share for Health Care Act. The act generally covers businesses with 100 or more workers, requiring them to pay at least $3 per hour on health benefits. The act is expected to save taxpayers $1.2 billion in reduced spending on Medicaid and other public health programs, as well as an additional $465 million in reduced spending on care for the uninsured. According to WFP, an industry front group called the Employment Policies Institute released a study implying that the bill would have a wide range of negative effects. WFP called on citizens to tell McDonald's and the Employment Policies Institute to "get their facts right" on the Fair Share for Health Care Act.