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Dec072013

NRSC - Will Shaheen Back Reid on False ObamaCare Promise? 

Harry Reid insists "What [President Obama] said was true. If you want to keep the insurance you have you can keep it."

This week Majority Leader Harry Reid doubled down on one of the biggest political deceptions in modern history. Reid insisted "I still go back and say what I said earlier. What [President Obama] said was true. If you want to keep the insurance you have you can keep it."

This raises a significant question: Does Jeanne Shaheen agree with Harry Reid that Granite Staters will still be able to keep their health care if they like it? If Reid's claim is true, why is Shaheen promoting legislation that seems to run counter to that claim? 

Despite Jeanne Shaheen's repeated promises otherwise, 22,000 Granite Staters' health insurance policies are in jeopardy. That reality is because Shaheen was the deciding vote for ObamaCare and even joined Senate Democrats to support the very ObamaCare rule that's responsible for the health insurance cancellations that have caused so much consternation for more than a month.

"For the last three years, Jeanne Shaheen, Barack Obama and Harry Reid repeatedly made blatantly false promises about ObamaCare," said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Now that Harry Reid insists that the promise they made was true, does Jeanne Shaheen stand by it as well? After all the deceptions, lies and broken promises about ObamaCare over the last four years, Granite Staters have a hard time believing anything that Jeanne Shaheen and her liberal friends in Washington say about the unpopular law." 

 

BACKGROUND

Senate Democrats Voted Unanimously To Support The ObamaCare Rule That's Responsible For The Cancellation Of People's Health Insurance. "In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it....On a party line vote, Democrats killed the resolution, which could come back to haunt vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this year....The rule set up the criteria for what insurance plans would be grandfathered, or exempted, from the new Obamacare requirements."  (CNN, Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations, 10/31/2013)

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