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Part-Time Workers Counting Down to October 1

Part-time workers are looking forward to the Affordable Act Care going into effect on October 1.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) In less than a week, a key measure of the Affordable Care Act takes effect.

Open enrollment begins, and the ACA marketplace officially opens to consumers.

The marketplace is a new way for individuals, families and small businesses to purchase health insurance, which benefit those workers who don't get health insurance.

Last year, more than 15 percent of full-time workers, around the United States, did not have health insurance.

Now, some of those employees are counting down the days to October 1.

Matthew Fear, who works at a coffee shop, has had a handful of different jobs.

"It's as full-time as I can get, I guess. It's not 40 hours a week, but it's close," said Matthew Fear.

Fear doesn't mind the money he makes, but he says it would be nice to make a little more.

He says, although he doesn't get benefits, he does get coffee.

Unfortunately, Fear is used to working without benefits.

"There's only been a couple of them where I've had any sort of benefits," said Fear.

That's exactly why he is looking forward to next month and the opportunities the new healthcare program could bring him.

"People don't have to worry about their health as much if they can go see a doctor and not have to worry about selling a kidney to go get a checkup," said Fear.

If you want to see your options on the Health Insurance Marketplace, click here.

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