Shaheen's Refusal to Delay ObamaCare's Individual Mandate Gives Voters 35 Billion Reasons to Oppose Her
Washington, D.C. - A new Congressional Budget Office study reveals that delaying ObamaCare's individual mandate by just one year would save taxpayers $35 billion. Despite these significant cost savings, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) refuses to consider delaying the individual mandate. Once again, Jeanne Shaheen puts the Obama agenda ahead of what is best for Granite Staters.
For years, Shaheen has ignored the fact that ObamaCare:
- Remains deeply unpopular.
- Wreaks havoc on middle-class families' wallets, increasing costs.
- Causes employers to cut jobs.
- Does nothing to solve the problem of 31 million uninsured Americans.
In New Hampshire, Shaheen openly brags about supporting the health care overhaul, but the fact is that ObamaCare is causing health care costs to rise. According to Forbes "25 percent of doctors in New Hampshire say that they will place 'new or additional limits' on accepting Medicare patients. 20 percent say they’ll stop accepting Medicare patients altogether."
Even the White House is delaying parts of the disastrous law - such as the employer mandate. The problem is that Jeanne Shaheen has become too comfortable in Washington and has abandoned middle-class men and women, leaving them to face the burden of ObamaCare's individual mandate.
"ObamaCare is causing health care costs to rise, workers' hours to be cut back, and jobs to be eliminated but Jeanne Shaheen doesn't seem to care. Certainly businesses deserve relief from ObamaCare, but what about struggling middle-class workers?" asked NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen. "Rather than supporting a delay in the individual mandate that would save taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, Shaheen continues to tout her support of a law that isn't living up to the promises that she made."
The Shaheen Record:
In July 2013, Shaheen Voted Against An Amendment In An Appropriations Committee Markup That Would Have Barred Funds For The Implementation Or Enforcement Of The Individual Mandate In Obamacare. “Jerry Moran, R-Kan. – Amendment that would prohibit the use of funds under the bill for implementation or enforcement of the individual mandate provision of the 2010 health care overhaul law. The individual mandate requires most Americans to maintain health coverage or pay a penalty.” (S. 1284: Rejected 14-16: R 14-0; D 0-16, 7/11/13, Shaheen Voted Nay)
In March 2010, Shaheen Voted To Kill An Amendment That Would Have Removed The Individual Mandate From The Health Care Bill. “Baucus, D-Mont., motion to table (kill) the Ensign, R-Nev. amendment no. 3710 that would repeal provisions of the 2010 health care overhaul law that provide for IRS penalties for certain taxpayers that do not obtain basic health insurance coverage.” (H.R. 4872, CQ Vote #101: Motion agreed to 58-40: R 0-40; D 56-0; I 2-0, 3/25/10, Shaheen Voted Yea)