Last updated on: 7/29/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Yolanda Garcia Olivarez Biography

Title:
Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Region VI
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“For decades, America’s small business owners have asked for more affordable health insurance coverage and more tax relief. The new health reform law – the Affordable Care Act – provides both.

…[T]he new law will go a long way toward strengthening America’s entrepreneurial spirit, overall…

…[T]he Affordable Care Act is a critical tool that will help millions of small business owners provide health insurance to people who they often consider to be members of their extended family – their employees.”

“New Health Reform Law Provides Small Business Benefits,” Fort Worth Business Press, July 19, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Regional Administrator in Region VI, Small Business Administration (SBA), Aug. 2009-present
  • Selected for Top 20 Women in Excellence, Hispanic Business, 2010
  • Recipient, Sor Juana Women of Achievement Award, National Museum of Mexican Art, 2009
  • Senior Vice President, commercial lender, and business development officer at Wells Fargo Bank, 1995-Aug. 2009
  • Former Port Commissioner, Port of Corpus Christi
  • Recognized by the Wall of Honor, Del Mar College
  • Member, League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Recipient, Advance Selena Award
Education:
  • None found
Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Will Obamacare lower taxes?