While the federal health care reform legislation has been law for months now, some Iowa business owners still aren’t sure how they’ll be impacted, as parts of it take effect over years. A series of small business roundtable meetings in Iowa start today, hosted by the Main Street Alliance, where Sue Dinsdale is spokeswoman.

She says many Iowa business owners are “unsure and curious” about what the new law means for them. The presentation offers a detailed explanation of the health care reform package and offers resources to learn more about how they’ll be affected. Dinsdale says the roundtable meetings will cover a range of topics.

They’ll address how the reforms are designed to “stem these off-the-chart rate increases businesses have been seeing,” in addition to helping business owners understand and calculate their new tax credits. The Main Street Alliance has more than 550 members statewide. Dinsdale says three meetings are already scheduled, with more in the works.

The first meeting is tonight at the The Haunted Bookshop in Iowa City at 7 P.M., with the second meeting Thursday at 5:30 P.M. at the Waterloo Public Library. A third roundtable talk is slated for July 13th in Des Moines, with others being planned in Ames and in Franklin County.

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By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City