Restaurants itemize ACA fees on customer bills

Several restaurants in Florida and Los Angeles have tacked on healthcare reform surcharges to customer bills to help pay for complying with the looming employer mandate, the Orange County Register reported. Diners at Republique in Los Angeles will find a 3 percent fee on their bills, while those who visit eight locations of Gator's Dockside in central Florida can expect a 1 percent ACA fee. "There's going to have to be some inflationary (costs) whether it is a line item on the receipt or built into the ticket price," Mario Marovic, restaurant operator in Orange County, Calif., told the Register. Similarly, Alabama Blue Cross Blue Shield has started itemizing reform taxes on bills to their members, labeled "Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes." Article

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