Concord - In an interview with WKXL radio on Friday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen admitted that her plan to address hospital network cutbacks caused by ObamaCare is to give people the option to "pay more" to keep their doctors. Last week, Shaheen sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighting the problem.
"What I'm hoping to do as part of this letter and looking at legislation is to see if we can get a look through the Federal Department of Health and Human Services at the adequacy of the network that exists. So that at least for people who are willing to pay more, that they have that option of going to their doctor and hospital no matter what their insurer does," said Shaheen.
"Senator Shaheen cast the deciding vote to impose ObamaCare and limit our health care choices. Now she thinks she can fix the mess she caused by making people 'pay more' to keep their doctor and go to their hospital," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Out of touch, multimillionaire Washington politicians like Jeanne Shaheen may be able to afford to 'pay more' to keep their doctors, but working families shouldn't be forced to suffer. Shaheen's arrogant proposal reminds Granite Staters that its time to replace her in November with a responsible Republican."
In the same interview, Senator Shaheen also dodged questions about whether or not she would have voted for ObamaCare again if she knew about its disastrous consequences in advance.
"I would've designed it differently had I been designing it. I wasn't the person who was writing the law. Hindsight is 20/20," said Shaheen.
"Granite Staters know that Jeanne Shaheen is directly responsible for imposing ObamaCare on our state and they won't be fooled by her pathetic attempts to distract from her deciding vote for this terrible law," said Horn. "If she had read the bill in advance and listened to the concerns voiced by her constituents, she would have known that ObamaCare was a train wreck."
CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO OF INTERVIEW (Note: ObamaCare comments start at abut 1:35)