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Many small business owners have more questions than answers about ObamaCare


Small business owners are pulling out their hair  trying to figure out the Affordable Health Care Act marketplace just 24 hours after the law went into effect.

But for many, including small business owners it's leaving them with more questions than answers.

At Sawyer's Creek Family Fun Park in Hannibal, there are about 40 workers.

Most of them are part-time, but there are some full-time employees.

Owner John Kenison says being a medium-sized small business, he isn't sure how the Affordable Care Act will impact his business.

"This healthcare thing has been on the agenda for the last three or four years and nobody knows what's going on," said Kenison.

And Kenison says with the government shutdown and the fight in Washington over ObamaCare in full swing, he's not too concerned about the new health care law.

"Until our legislation and our political leaders get their act together I don't see any reason for me to get too excited about anything," said Kenison.

Kenison isn't the only small business owner confused about how ObamaCare will impact their business.

Just a few blocks away, Families and Communities Together or FACT hosted a meeting to help answer questions from the public about the new health care law on Wednesday.

FACT CEO Stephanie Thomeczek says her agency is trying to help clear up some of the confusion.

"Our job is to basically educate and to actually empower people to make these decisions with an informational base not just trying to do it on their own," said Thomeczek.

Thomeczek says FACT is awaiting certification to become a counselor to help people navigate the new online marketplace to purchase insurance.

Something, Thomeczek says is needed in the area.

"A lot of people are intimidated by computers still in rural Missouri. A lot of them don't have access to Internet," said Thomeczek.

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