The health-care bill that will be signed by President Obama shortly also includes a provision that will require restaurants with more than 20 locations to place the calorie information for foods on menus so that the information is easy to see while customers order, the Associated Presstells us. New York City was the first place in the country to require calorie information on menus or displays, and now the restaurant industry faces similar moves in so many cities and states it supported the measure's addition to health-care reform legislation.
Now that the health-care reform bill will most likely be signed into law soon, many are trying to figure out what it means for them. TheNew York Times has plenty of graphs up to break it down, but a great blog called the Connecticut Employment Law Blog, run by Daniel Schwartz, explains what it means for many employers.
I am trying to institute a pretty strict policy against blogging about Megan McArdle, since it seems like a never-ending rabbit hole of nonsense and false logic, but her response after the House passed the Senate version of the health-care bill last night was a special sort of ridiculousness. The entire post was histrionic and self-contradictory, especially this paragraph.
An Ohio judge has ordered teenage sexual-assault victims in four separate cases to undergo polygraph tests, along with the teenage boys who were convicted, before the scheduled sentencing, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.