CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Congressman Jason Smith and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor met with a number of business owners across the Heartland on Tuesday.
The business owners expressed their concern on how the Affordable Healthcare Act could affect their employees.
Vernon Kaston is the president at Ceramo Company in Jackson, Mo.
He said his company has about 50 employees and uses their healthcare plan as a way to recruit and retain quality employees.
Kasten said the uncertainty of what the amount will be is hard to plan for his business.
"As a business owner, there is no way to really plan because you don't know the number is," Kasten said. "There's no to go and find out ok the increase will be whatever."
Congressman Smith released this statement in a release:
"Leader Cantor has been fighting the Obama healthcare mandate since day one. I'm pleased to welcome him to Cape Girardeau so he can hear firsthand how ObamaCare is impacting families and small businesses in Southern Missouri," said Congressman Jason Smith. "The failures of ObamaCare go well beyond a broken website. ObamaCare marks the first time in our nation's history that American citizens have been forced to buy a product they do not want, that they cannot afford, from a website that does not work. The President's government mandated healthcare plan is hurting everyone from small business owners and local school districts to families and individuals right here in Missouri."