Two Years After the New Hampshire Democrat Voted for it, the Government Takeover of Healthcare Continues to Unravel
WASHINGTON --- It was two years ago today that Carol Shea-Porter voted for the government takeover of healthcare (Roll Call #165; Roll Call #167, 3/21/10) and unfortunately things have only gotten worse. Shea-Porter and her fellow Democrats insist the law is becoming more popular even though public opinion remains miserable as families are forced off their healthcare plans, premiums continue to rise and the price tag for taxpayers skyrockets.
“Carol Shea-Porter's stubborn defense of her government takeover of healthcare after two long years demonstrates just how out of touch she is with the families who are being forced off their health plans or seeing their premiums rise,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay. “Instead of blaming her former New Hampshire constituents for not understanding the law enough, Shea-Porter should recognize her healthcare takeover’s broken promises and failed policies.”
House Democrats claim their government takeover of healthcare will only help them this election year:
“Despite those numbers, [Democratic Caucus Vice-Chairman Xavier] Becerra said Democratic candidates shouldn’t shy away from supporting the law.
“‘I don’t believe for a moment that if a candidate stands up and talks about increasing access to good doctors in a hospital that he won’t find himself in good stead with the voters,’ Becerra said. ‘Anyone who believes that the Affordable Care Act is good has a good chance of being elected to office and should stand by that.’” (Ed O’Keefe, “Democrats: The more Americans learn, the more they love health-care reform,” The Washington Post’s 2chambers Blog, 3/19/12)
But polls continue to show voters across America strongly disagree:
“This ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that Americans oppose the law overall by 52-41 percent. And 67 percent believe the high court should either ditch the law or at least the portion that requires nearly all Americans to have coverage.” (Greg Holyk, “As Health Care Law’s Trial Approaches, Two-Thirds Say Ditch Individual Mandate,” ABC News, 3/19/12)
Shea-Porter Hasn't Changed Her Mind About ObamaCare…and Neither Have Voters http://ow.ly/9MWD2 #codered