I'm sure he only succumbed because his sales dipped.
Papa John's Backs Down, will Honor Obamacare
Feeling the heat after he said he would cut employees’ hours
because he could’t afford the costs of health insurance, Papa John’s CEO
and multimillionaire John Schnatter wrote an op-ed in The Huffington Post “suggesting” that his intentions regarding the implementation of The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) for
Papa John’s employees was all a misunderstanding. He now plans to
provide health care benefits to all of his corporate employees along
with all employees working in his company-owned stores.
Papa John’s, like most businesses, is still
researching what the Affordable Care Act means to our operations.
Regardless of the conclusion of our analysis, we will honor this law, as
we do all laws, and continue to offer 100% of Papa John’s corporate
employees and workers in company-owned stores health insurance as we
have since the company was founded in 1984.”
Good news if true. For both his employees and his business,
considering the ongoing boycott. But I for one will wait to see what
happens before and what his franchises do, including Peyton Manning, who owns 21 Papa John’s locations.
We'll see if they announce their intention to provide health insurance
to 100 percent of the employees in their respective pizza operations
before I call this a true victory.
But it is nice to see Schnatter feel the heat and that real
Americans, ones who care about their fellow citizens, were able to stand
up and make him take notice over his ivy-covered mansion walls.