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Congressman Black Speaks at Women's Business Resource Group Event at UPS in Nashville

Aug 29, 2013

Nashville – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) attended and spoke at a meeting of the Women's Business Resource Group at a United Parcel Service (UPS) office in Nashville, TN. After the meeting, Congressman Black issued the following statement:

“As I have traveled throughout the district speaking with families, business owners, and hard working Americans, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is the issue that overwhelmingly concerns my constituents. Everyone remembers the President’s promise that, ‘if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.’ But just last week, UPS announced that 15,000 of their employees’ spouses will be forced off their current insurance coverage due to the costs that Obamacare creates for businesses across the country. And while companies like UPS and Delta may make the national headlines, smaller businesses are being forced to change their business practices as well just to stay afloat. For American workers, this means reduced hours and fewer job opportunities. There is nothing affordable about this law—the reality is Americans are not only losing access to health care, but suffering from lost wages. It is time that the President turns his ear to the concerns of the American people and helps Congress put a stop to this disaster.”

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees.