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Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on new information about ObamaCare limiting patient choice in New Hampshire. Representatives from Anthem told the Legislature that ObamaCare's taxes, fees and regulations forced them to significantly reduce the number of hospitals in their network.


"Today's announcement proves that President Obama, Senator Shaheen, Congresswoman Kuster and Congresswoman Shea-Porter misled New Hampshire when they dishonestly claimed that ObamaCare would not limit patient choice. The crushing tax hikes, increased fees and onerous regulations mandated by this disastrous legislation will reduce health care access for thousands of Granite Staters who purchase policies on and off of ObamaCare exchanges. It will sever the relationship between many patients and their doctors, and force them to travel greater distances to receive care.  


"It is also extremely troubling the Hassan Administration knew about these devastating reductions to Anthem's hospital network for over two months, but failed to inform the public. Governor Hassan tried to conceal this plan and blindly followed orders from government bureaucrats in Washington to impose ObamaCare on New Hampshire families. The Governor needs to explain why she has remained silent and failed to protect working families from the catastrophic consequences of ObamaCare."