Health care answers coming

Business owners who’ve been wondering and worrying about the effects of federal health care legislation on their operations will get some answers in a series of events planned for Grand Junction.

Club 20 will devote nearly the entirety of its upcoming fall meeting to the topic of health care and offer presentations on the new Colorado health insurance exchange as well what the owners of small and large businesses need to know about the Affordable Care Act. Still other presentations will cover the expansion of the Medicaid government benefits program in Colorado, choosing health care providers and insurance plans and ways in which to improve the health care system. The Club 20 meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Two Rivers Convention Center,

159 Main St. Admission is $25, which includes lunch.

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce will offer information about the new health insurance exchange at its quarterly membership luncheon set for noon Sept. 9 at the Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd. Representatives from Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Hilltop Community Resources and Connect for Colorado will lead the presentation. Admission is $18 for chamber members, $23 for others.

The National Federation of Independent Business also will address health care issues in a meeting scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.

For business owners who remain uncertain about how the health care law will affect their ventures — and by most accounts that’s just about everyone — there’s never been a better opportunity to get some answers.