Many people say the Great Recession is over or still in recovery. Many people are struggling to make ends meet working part time jobs, many at fast food. Many small business’are going to this model to avoid paying health insurance to staff. This is due to the affordable health care act. The idea of affordable health care is great idea, but if it is dragging the economy down or slowing the recovery it needs to be adjusted. It should be offered in the free market as an actual affordable option based on income. Penalizing people and companies for not covering themselves or employees only hurts the recovery. The affordable health care is a start.