January 13, 2017

Naperville Chamber Talks Trump Administration

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce met over lunch as part of a panel about tax reform, health care, and immigration issues the Trump administration will face.

Ben Taylor, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce stresses that the government needs to change the tax code.

“But we need to get back to again a tax code that’s pro growth that makes sense in a 21st century environment, that everyone from the mom and pops on Main Street in Naperville, to the folks down the road in Chicago, to multinationals operating where the customers are,” Taylor said.

The panel also included Rebecca Shi the Executive Director of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and Lou Mastro the System Co-CEO of Edward Elmhurst Hospital. They discussed employing immigrant workers, creating pro-business tax codes, and changing the Affordable Care Act.

“Is it going to be repealed? It will be in terms of some of the more onerous pieces of the ACA. The pieces that we care a lot from the business community that we have a lot of unanimity behind is getting rid of some of these onerous taxes were instituted under the Affordable Care Act,” Taylor said.

Those include the medical device and health insurance taxes.

Trump and his team take over January 20th on Inauguration Day.

Naperville News 17’s Kamen Entchev reports.

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