With all of those trees in the way, that forest is indeed very hard to see. The point of the Papa John's CEO is that PPACA (ObamaCare) mandates raises in the LABOR costs that MUST BE PAID by ALL employers. That is not opinion, an option or spin; that is exactly what PPACA was designed to do. Medical care in the U.S. is about 18% of the GDP, pretending that paying AT MOST 9.5% of everyone's salary will cover that cost is a JOKE, or a mathematical impossibility. Medical care insurance costs are not going DOWN under PPACA they are going UP, that must be paid by employers as they are RESTRICTED by law from "overcharging" their employees for medical care insurance, in other words, the employer must eat MOST of the cost increase.
Look at what the EMPLOYERS must pay under PPACA to meet the legal minimums:
Average Cost of U.S. Health Coverage per Employee is Expected to Cross... -- LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Average Employer Healthcare Costs Exceed $6,800, New Survey Reports
Employer Health Benefits 2011 Annual Survey | Section 1: Cost of Health Insurance
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation news release text