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Supporters add hidden nuggets to healthcare bills

USA Today, December 9, 2009

Buried among the healthcare reform legislation are dozens of lesser-known provisions—from work breaks for breastfeeding moms to a requirement that chain restaurants disclose how many calories are in the fries, USA Today reports. Many of the ideas have failed to gain traction in the past but supporters hope to better their chances this year by hitching them to health reform. "This is the kitchen sink train leaving the station," Neil Trautwein of the National Retail Federation told USA Today. "Every idea, good, bad or otherwise, that has ever been out there has to find its way in."