Healthcare Overhaul Discussed in Augusta 

Now that health care reform has become a reality, business owners throughout Maine are trying to figure out what it might mean for their bottom lines. On Wednesday, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce held a free conference in Augusta to try to provide more information on how this healthcare overhaul will impact Maine businesses. Katie Hays was a keynote speaker. Hays is the public affairs executive director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. One of the major problems the business community has found includes the requirement of filing 10-99 forms on every expense over 6-hundred dollars. On the other hand thousands of Maine businesses may qualify for tax credits to help pay for the cost of provideing benefits to workers.