Ezra Klein, guest-hosting on Rachel Maddow, reports on how Darden Restaurants, which owns several prominent chain restaurants, needed to backtrack on its plans to respond to “Obamacare” by shifting work to part-time. Turns out, it wasn’t popular with the public when the media reported it, and in test cases scenarios it ended up producing worse employee and customer satisfaction.
Rick Unger of Forbes Magazine provides similar reporting, in his descriptively titled, “Papa John’s, Applebee’s And Others Pay Huge Price For Anti-Obamacare Politicking.”
When Prop 72 was narrowly defeated by a campaign mostly funded by fast food and chain restaurants, Californians were not able to see such a health reform put in place, and to see how the claims of doom and gloom ended up not to be. We did see it locally after the passage of Healthy San Francisco, but now we’ll see on a grander scale nationally.