How Dunkin’ Brands Prepared for Affordable Care Act

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Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- In today’s “This Matters Now,” Nigel Travis, chairman/CEO at Dunkin’ Brands, discusses preparing his company for the start of the Affordable Care Act and the challenges of healthcare in America. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

The affordable care act for dunkin' donuts?

It has been a very difficult execution, but i think we supported our franchisees.

I believe we work with them right from the start.

We have been working with them for a year and have to half to get ready for october the first.

We try to make improvements in the affordable health care act and i think we worked very closely with the administration to get the employer mandate worst back one year.

The key thing is, as we have franchisees, we can't mandate what they do.

We try to advise them to be on top of it or it they are all ready for october the first and our franchisees are pretty calm about what is happening.

You're in massachusetts, you speak to the junior senator elizabeth warren.

What is your council this week?

Do we need a delay across all of obamacare?

Personally, i think mixing up obamacare and mixing it up with the debt ceiling in the deficit and everything is mixing apples and oranges.

I think is becoming very political.

This is a huge execution of task.

A number of companies in our industry went to meet with the administration.

We offered to help.

They have reached out to us.

We have choices to continue -- we have to let this thing continue.

They were given the choice of what to do.

Your accent is not a boston accent, i believe.

The british system i believe is misunderstood.

We have a basic healthcare system, the national health service.

You have the choice to have a private system.

It was interesting, some and send me a message today, saying it was addressing never had.

I think the system of a national system plus private on top where you can choose to spend more money for better and faster service, is a great system.

We have the best healthcare in the world in this country.

I think we need to find a way to

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