McDonald’s 2013 employee benefits program

Anyone who’s enjoyed medical treatment in the U.S. will see McDonald’s healthcare program for what it is: largely symbolic.

Take a look at this, their benefits brochure.

If you consider that their employees earn around $7.50 per hour, a $30% co-pay for emergency treatment is almost prohibitive. Emergency rooms can cost $1000 just for walking (or, Asclepius forbid, rolling) through the door… and after that, the costs really start mounting.

Just the “green fee” for an emergency room will cost our burger-flipper a little over a week’s pay (before taxes).