CONCORD - Republican senate candidate Kelly Ayotte has spent the week falling in line with Republicans in Washington and vowing to repeal health care reform if elected. Ayotte's repeal would send New Hampshire's middle-class families back to a system that lets insurance companies deny coverage to children and adults with pre-existing conditions.
Repealing health care reform would also mean eliminating tax credits for 34,000 New Hampshire small businesses, taking back coverage from 157,000 New Hampshire residents and re-opening the prescription drug loophole for seniors on Medicare.
"Kelly Ayotte wants to send us backwards to a system that puts insurance companies before middle-class families and small businesses in New Hampshire," said Emily Browne, Press Secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Kelly Ayotte doesn't have the courage to stand up to insurance companies because she's too busy standing up for special interests and reading off the Washington GOP's talking points."