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Ben Nelson's Vote for Obamacare Causes Loss of Nebraska Insurance Jobs
Don Stenberg, Nebraska State Treasurer and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, said today that Senator Ben Nelson's vote for Nelson-ObamaCare has resulted in the loss of 70 Nebraska insurance industry jobs in Omaha.
"Sen. Nelson's crucial 60th vote to pass Nelson-ObamaCare, which is designed to put insurance companies out of business, is already costing his own Nebraska constituents their jobs," Stenberg said.
“Our nation cannot afford to allow Nelson-ObamaCare to continue and Nebraskans cannot afford another 6 years of Ben Nelson. It is Ben Nelson who should be losing his job, not hard-working Nebraska insurance company employees," Stenberg said.
According to the Des Monies Register, the privately owned American Enterprise Group based in Des Monies, Iowa announced last week that they will exit the individual major medial insurance market and as a result layoff 110 employees - 70 in Omaha and 40 in Des Moines - as a consequence of the new insurance regulations passed by Congress and approved by President Obama.
"Senator Nelson continues to defend his vote in favor of Nelson-ObamaCare even though it is now costing Nebraskans their jobs, violates the Constitution of the United States, is an unaffordable new entitlement, and is opposed by a majority of the Nebraskans who Senator Nelson is supposed to represent," Stenberg said.
"As Nebraska’s next United States Senator I will vote to repeal Nelson-ObamaCare before more Nebraskans lose their jobs," Stenberg said.
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Mr. Stenberg served as Nebraska Attorney General from 1990-2002 and was elected Nebraska State Treasurer in 2010. GOP U.S. Senate nominee in 2000 against Ben Nelson. Genuine, lifelong conservative. Supports 2nd Amendment, pro-life, balanced budget.