Public forum to clear up Obamacare

Obamacare forum

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. — It has been quite controversial from the start, but the first of the year is closing fast for businesses getting ready to deal with Obamacare.

It is the most significant overhaul to the nation’s healthcare since Medicare and Medicaid in the 60s. That is why it has many all over the country wondering what is next for them.

So some in Albert Lea tried their best to clear things up at a public forum Monday night at Southwest Middle School.

One thing speakers are noticing is a major shift in full-time employment.

“It used to be when you started in health care, you get benefits day one. They’re pushing people out because the law has allowed them to go to part time rather than keep them at full time,” said Gil Irey, CEO of Cedar Valley Medical Specialists.

He said this will lead to a lot of changes in the healthcare field. He adds more resources will be needed with the aging population, but fewer resources to help them.

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