Starbucks CEO: O-Care a 'net positive'

The head of Starbucks called ObamaCare's expansion of health insurance a "net positive" for the United States.

Howard Schultz, the company's chief executive officer, had previously expressed concern that the law's troubled rollout would overshadow its benefits.

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Schultz appeared to have given up this opinion in an interview Tuesday with the Huffington Post.

"No plan would have been perfect … It'll be refined, improved," he said.

"Millions of Americans have health insurance today. Companies that did not pay for health insurance are now doing it."

Last October, Schultz told CNBC that the law's implementation was "off the rails."

"Unfortunately, in this kind of situation, execution trumps strategy," he said. "It might be a great strategy, but the execution is really flawed."

Schultz said Tuesday that he has no plans to shift Starbucks employees onto the exchanges.

The company currently offers health insurance to people working 20 hours or more per week, a more generous standard than the law requires.