House Leaders Statement on Passage of SB 162, Obamacare Oversight

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) today released the following statement regarding the passage of SB 162, which creates a committee consisting of elected legislators to oversee state implementation of Obamacare.

House Speaker William O’Brien

 “This legislation provides an important check and balance. It establishes an oversight committee consisting of elected representatives of the people, and requires that the insurance commissioner or other state officials or agencies seeking to enforce provisions of ObamaCare do so in conjunction with this committee.”

House Majority D.J. Bettencourt

“The Democrats rammed Obamacare through despite the wishes of our citizens,  but that’s no reason for us to saddle them with higher taxes. It is important that we maintain oversight over any  proposed federal changes and ensure that federal health care reform can only be  implemented in New Hampshire with legislative  authority.  The voters elected their representatives to fix this mess and it should be representatives of the people not unelected bureaucrats who make these policy decisions.”