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Affordable Health Care Topic Of Chamber Meeting

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- With changes coming to health care nationally, local business owners want to learn as much as they can about what they need to do to prepare.

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a business development university Tuesday. The main topic was the Affordable Care Act and how it will change the way many local businesses offer health care, which surprisingly will not change all too much. The presentation explained how businesses that have more than 50 employees will likely have to make some changes to their health care plans, but smaller businesses have less to worry about. The chamber tries to put on presentations like this so business owners can learn from each other.

"You know it is something that's on people's mind," explained Lori Mattson, the president and CEO of the chamber. "It's supposed to take place next week and people are still trying to understand how it's going to affect them and so this is why we're doing this class today."

This Wednesday the chamber will feature the Affordable Care Act as the topic for their monthly luncheon. They expect over 200 people will attend to hear three speakers discuss health care changes.

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