Concord – The New York Times (4/26/13) today reports that Democrats in both houses of Congress are “getting nervous that they could pay a political price” for the implementation of Obama Care.  The Times specifically mentioned concerns raised by New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen in a closed-door meeting on Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

“We are hearing from a lot of small businesses in New Hampshire that do not know how to comply with the law,” Shaheen told the Times. “Restaurants that employ people for about 30 hours a week are trying to figure out whether it would be in their interest to reduce the hours” of those workers, so the restaurants could avoid the law’s requirement to offer health coverage to full-time employees.

“Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster should all be nervous about the price they will pay for supporting President Obama’s disastrous health care law. As ObamaCare begins to take effect, New Hampshire small businesses will be devastated by onerous new regulations and working families will be burdened with higher health care costs,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “These issues were brought to Senator Shaheen’s attention before she decided to blindly support her party’s efforts to ram ObamaCare through Congress. But Shaheen ignored her constituents, and now she is responsible for the alarming consequences of this law that will be imposed on New Hampshire.”

A poll released by the University of New Hampshire this month shows that the Democrats’ health care legislation is extremely unpopular in the Granite State. The survey found that 49% of New Hampshire residents opposed ObamaCare while only 34% supported it.

The Times also reported that Democrat Senator Max Baucus, also said that the Obama Administration deserved “a failing grade” for its efforts to explain the law to the public.

“I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” said Mr. Baucus.