Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues Government Over Obamacare
Papa John’s isn’t the only pizza place upset with the federal government over Obamacare. The founder of Domino’s Pizza recently filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the mandatory contraception coverage in the new health care law.
Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, said that contraception should not be a part of the health care law because it is a “gravely immoral” practice.
The Huffington Post notes that Domino’s currently offers employees healthcare but not for contraception or abortion. Under then new health care law, Domino’s would be required to start covering contraception for their employees.
Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, filed his lawsuit on Friday.
The Star Tribune reports that the founder of Domino’s says that the new healthcare law violates his rights. He is asking a judge to strike down the mandate.
Several other businesses have filed lawsuits against the Obama administration but a new poll taken by LifeWay shows that most people agree with the government’s mandate.
According to the poll, 65% of American adults believe that businesses should provide their employees with birth control.
Monaghan is arguing that businesses shouldn’t have to cover birth control for religious reasons. Papa John’s Pizza is also fighting the government but Papa John’s argument is based on the idea that Obamacare will raise costs. Papa John’s caused a controversy earlier this year when they said that they would be forced to raise pizza prices to cover the costs of the new health insurance law.
Monaghan’s lawsuit was filed interdependently from Domino’s. Monaghan sold the company in 1998 and no longer has any ties to Domino’s.
Domino’s Pizza Social Media Strategist Phil Lozen said:
“Tom Monaghan sold Domino’s in 1998 and has no ties to us today, we are a publicly traded company. His lawsuit was filed by him and has nothing to do with Domino’s Pizza. His views and actions have no ties to the views of Domino’s Pizza.”