NHDP - Binnie Jumps on Pledge to Repeal Health Care

Binnie Joins Ayotte and Ovide in Promising to Eliminate Tax Credits for 16,800 Small Businesses in NH and Take Away Affordable Coverage From 157,000 NH Residents
CONCORD - Yesterday Republican Senate candidate Bill Binnie became the third member of New Hampshire's GOP field to commit to repealing health care if elected [Union Leader, 3/16/10]. Earlier this year, Kelly Ayotte and Ovide Lamontagne both made a similar pledge, promising to eliminate new tax credits for 16,800 New Hampshire small businesses and affordable coverage for 157,000 New Hampshire residents.
Last week, Republican Party boss Sen. John Cornyn acknowledged that repealing health care would be nearly impossible because Republicans "don't have the White House, we don't have 60 votes in the Senate" [TPM, 3/9/10].
"The Republicans in New Hampshire's senate race would rather repeal real reform than come up with real solutions. They'd rather waste our time with political stunts than fight for the people of New Hampshire," said Emily Browne, Press Secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Repealing the historic health care reform this country is posed to usher in means eliminating tax cuts for 16,800 small businesses across New Hampshire. It means that 157,000 New Hampshire residents set to actually get affordable, accessible coverage would have it taken away."
"And ultimately it means that insurance companies will, once again, take the wheel of a broken, backwards system and run reckless over the middle class, taking away coverage for essential services like mammograms and ob/gyn care and denying care to those with pre-existing conditions," said Browne.