UPDATED: Congressman Black cancels health care tax roundtable

black_dianeCOOKEVILLE – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) has canceled a roundtable discussion scheduled at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 11, because of an illness.

Black was scheduled to talk with small business owners about the health insurance tax, or HIT, and its impact on Tennessee small businesses and their employees.

Black is co-sponsoring the Jobs and Premium Protection Act (H.R. 928), a bill that would repeal the HIT. The HIT, Black said, which took effect as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), “threatens to drive up the costs of health care plans purchased in the fully-insured market by as much as $500 per family annually, creating a substantial burden for the 88 percent of small businesses that buy those policies.”

The roundtable will be rescheduled, said Susan William of, SRW & Associates, a public relations firm based in Knoxville.

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