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ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts

Candy, chips and a helping of ObamaCare. 

It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace. Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines. 

Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items. The FDA finalized the regulations April 3. 

If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice. Or so the thinking goes. 

The agency admits 95 percent of the companies affected by the new rules are small businesses, such as Ohio's Enterprise Refreshment Solutions. 

Chris Heaton, director of sales for Enterprise Vending Inc., said his company can now begin to calculate costs. It won't be cheap. 

"It's an investment without any return to the company," Heaton said. 

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