NRCC - Shea-Porter, NH Dem Gov at Odds

NOTE: Gov. John Lynch, also a Democrat, has declined to support the measure due to concern that the expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, would be a budget buster. . . . Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat, endorsed the bill and offered a hearty endorsement for it after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled it last week.

Hodes to Vote for House Health Bill

By Kevin Landrigan

November 6, 2009

Nashua Telegraph

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/News/422077-196/hodes-to-vote-for-house-health-bill.html

U.S. Senate candidate Paul Hodes confirmed Thursday he would vote for the universal health care bill coming before the U.S. House this weekend.

Hodes, a Democrat, said the measure contains strong protections for consumers, a robust, public option that will increase competition and the plan would not increase the federal deficit.

“I believe the health care reform plan is the right step to providing affordable, portable, health care for working class New Hampshire families,” Hodes told reporters.

Gov. John Lynch, also a Democrat, has declined to support the measure due to concern that the expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, would be a budget buster.[…]

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