House Speaker Introduces Legislation to Send Obamacare Money Back to Washington for Deficit Reduction

CONCORD – Today House Republican leadership offered an amendment to SB 148 that would require the attorney general to join the lawsuit challenging Obamacare and direct federal money to implement the system back to Washington to reduce the deficit.

“If you ask a member of the public if they would rather see their money wasted on federal taxes or state taxes, most likely their answer will be they would prefer not to see their money wasted at all. Our taxpayers deserve to have their hard-earned money spent wisely and responsibly, not wasted. It makes no sense to throw money at implementing state health insurance when the system could very well be invalidated and gutted. As we know, the President came out Wednesday with a plan for $4 trillion in deficit reduction. New Hampshire stands ready to do its part by sending back this Obamacare money to go toward the federal deficit,” said House Speaker Bill O’Brien.

“The Democrats rammed Obamacare through despite the wishes of the public but that’s no reason that we should saddle our citizens with higher taxes and the freedom to run their own healthcare that Obamacare mandates. The voters elected to fix this mess and that’s just what this legislation does,” said House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt.

Attachment (1): Amendment 1431h