"Ovide Lamontagne's sketchy plan would cut health care for tens of thousands of seniors and vulnerable New Hampshire residents," said Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Ovide needs to be honest with New Hampshire seniors and tell them about his plans to take over Medicare and the cuts it will mean to their health care."
In an op-ed on Sunday, Russ Armstrong, the chair of the State Committee on Aging, wrote that the bill "would have a major and potentially destructive impact on health care for seniors."
In a recent Union Leader op-ed, Ovide Lamontagne said the takeover of Medicare would be one of his top priorities as governor.
"I will also seek block grants of Medicaid and Medicare to deregulate health care, while working for free-market reforms to bring competition to our health care delivery system and insurance markets and ensure high-quality, lower-cost care and coverage for all." [Union Leader, 2/10/12]