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Government shut down or at least a partial shut down and we are seeing -- damaged.
Today on Wall Street the Dow is down a 107 points -- -- level of 151000 today.
-- worry about a lot of things the debt ceiling debate that comes out this week.
Don't raise that debt ceiling while the US government run -- can't pay its bills.
Now so we got -- could be the only jobs report this week has since the government -- -- that means the Bureau of Labor Statistics the Labor Department.
-- give us the data for September on Friday morning that today's import from a private company is pretty disappointing several -- scared in general.
If you throw.
Government shut down if you throw it in with the day one of the health care exchange is Obama -- actually happened yesterday.
And it seems like it was a disaster every appellate carols and tells all about that with foxbusiness.com.
It was disaster particularly for small businesses yesterday was.
Very -- -- and small businesses obviously are the engine up our economy right now.
And there are still a lot of confusion over the health care law what it means for them and what their options -- so yesterday.
Really added to that confusion because.
Small business owners who went the site were greeted with error messages.
Not a good sign yet do we know how many small business owners did go to this site.
Not small business owners specifically I spoke which.
CMX administrator in Ireland -- yesterday.
And she sent over on the first fifteen hours that the exchanges were open two point eight million visitors came to this site.
Which was far greater than they were anticipating shouldn't -- the system yes.
Flood the system they said they couldn't really process that many visitors to this site.
And you were adding capacity.
But you know they it begs the question.
What shouldn't you expected -- -- visitors Sunday one right and then on the flip side I guess you can expect.
Some glitches on day one as well or people understanding.
At least -- spokesman.
It seems that at everyone understands look tech glitches happen.
But when it comes to health care especially for small business owners need to plan at a time yet you want all of your options out there -- -- they don't even -- the middle -- -- game.
They don't -- -- -- I spoke with one small business owner.
In Colorado yesterday and he didn't even know that you needed to you notify your employees at the exchanges for opening.
Which is a lots of their -- so much information out there they just thinking out primarily happening at the scene that she did remind everyone.
This is a marathon not a sprint and -- one.
Doesn't necessarily need what's going to happen on day five or even on -- and -- -- migraine and not a headache also yeah.
On the city this is paralleling the disasters that we signed in many states -- the regular government health exchanges cracked.
Yes so everything with a little bit flaky a little -- yesterday and looking at this state exchanges so 34 states are operating -- it changes through the federal exchange.
And then -- state like Washington or again Maryland Connecticut New York there are operating their own the exchange's system windows say its gains for small business yes -- stock exchange.
Through this state and -- and glitches there as -- way out.
Her again this was very fine and I.
Got -- on this site yesterday I could see the 73 plan.
The scene -- -- and I have no problem yes -- organ but when I went to Washington site for instance I got an internal server error message and it really use the health plan -- And -- -- a mixed bag there as well still.
For these shop exchanges -- some familiar with this it's for the small business owners to provide the plans for their employees know -- how does it work.
So basically if -- small business owner with fifty or fewer full time equivalent -- out.
That could be more employees than fifty but if it adds up to fifty or you're from.
You can go on to the exchange and purchase insurance for your this up so you -- -- as a business.
You don't see how it out at so I think -- he would be -- rights and -- thank you cleaning go on them if he didn't like government if you -- and I date offering insurance -- workers and you don't even know your options are offering that got it.
Yes it it's all a little bit confusing again it is a marathon not a -- in the words.
Maryland -- -- there snow will see what develops but still when you speak to small business owners they're confused I spoke with one.
-- for she owns three cupcake bakery in Ohio and she said she was so excited to check out her options.
But she's sad you know it's like filling out taxes will -- if you don't have the ability to really understand these documents it's going to be a very thing he needed good accountant and needs someone in charge sounds small businesses but they need to deal but it seems like to have -- -- -- is also continues.
Yes there are certified brokers who have been certified by the government actually -- business owners.
And employees through the exchanges and and -- -- -- there where where to be served by -- come from I know about them are there enough of them.
So they're still in becoming certified that there are thousands that have been certified and if you actually go to these state web sites there's usually about and that's that.
Connect with a certified program so they are frying in that regard to make sure -- that.
-- people visiting the sites know what their options really sits in a small business owner.
Small business worker watching today what's your message for them.
Try to learn as much as Hamas a -- Try to read what you can online obviously steak and Fox Business Network foxbusiness.com.
Gave us is -- -- here we are doing our best to make sure that.
Business owners have all the information -- ball and call your broker -- and you've been working with someone in the past.
See if they're certified and now be able to help you go through your option there but it's hard to do alone definitely I think a lot of people are sitting there thinking it would be delayed.
Right they get another year anyway.
And yesterday was it's so confusing between governments stand on health exchanges open OK it was a big news today this fatally -- and especially for small business owners playing here.
And stretched thin in terms of resources and a lot to -- -- -- Every up helping -- breaking that down that without -- article on the tech glitches in the confusion.
On day one is up on -- -- Fox Business but I think it's good to see you think -- go to break now and back after this.
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