CONCORD - Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement today following the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act:
"This is a great day. President Obama worked with Democrats and Republicans to pass comprehensive health care reform based on the model created by Mitt Romney. The Affordable Care Act lowers the deficit; insures more Americans; and jumpstarted the process of controlling health care costs. The decision today means that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny people with preexisting conditions coverage, women won't be charged more, there will be no lifetime caps, preventative care is covered, the donut hole will close for seniors, and even more young adults can stay on their parent's health care plans until they turn 26.
"Instead of attacking, it's time for Republicans to tell us what their ideas are. The only health care idea we've heard from the Republican candidates for governor is for a state takeover of Medicare, which would allow them to increase premiums on seniors by $6,000; raise the eligibility age for Medicare, and cut benefits."