BLOOMINGTON - A top leader with the United States Chamber of Commerce says while the Affordable Care Act has a number of problems, the plan will likely continue but needs major changes.
J.D. Foster made a stop in Bloomington Tuesday, talking with business owners and city leaders about the current economy.
He says the insurance program has caused uncertainty across the nation, which slows economic growth.
Since businesses aren't sure how the Affordable Care Act will pan out, many are waiting to hire, keeping unemployment lines even longer.
Foster recommends people not wait on the government, but take matters into their own hands.
“Continue looking for opportunities. They're there,” said Foster. “Know it's a risky environment. We have a lot of risks from the state house from the federal government, but look for those opportunities. They're there and we will grow this economy."
Foster says the Affordable Care Act is an incomplete product, and people are witnessing the consequences.
He says all government parties must come together, to really fix the situation.
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