Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 08:52AM
Blames 'Misinformation' for The Law's Problems
Concord - During a telephone town hall this week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was asked by a middle-class New Hampshire citizen about why his health insurance rates are increasing under Obamacare, and her empty non-answer was telling.
Shaheen's constituent, who is self-employed, began the exchange by telling his senator that he was originally excited by the prospects of health insurance reform because of the promises about more affordability. But now, his premium has nearly doubled, and he wants to know what's being done to fix the well-chronicled problems with the law.
Shaheen's response? "Clearly, there's a lot of misinformation about the Affordable Care Act."
She goes on to say that "hopefully" things will get better for those experiencing problems, but she offers no solutions.
Audio of the entire exchange is available here: http://youtu.be/ZEhejeOi9-g
"Senator Shaheen is so out-of-touch that she doesn't understand the frustrations of her constituents who are suffering as a result of her deciding vote for ObamaCare," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Rather than offering real solutions to skyrocketing premiums and limited health care options, Shaheen is merely offering half-hearted promises that 'hopefully' things will get better. We've seen first-hand from Barack Obama's disastrous presidency, which Senator Shaheen has supported 99 percent of the time, that hope and change is not a recipe for success. Instead of more empty rhetoric, Senator Shaheen should explain to her constituents why she cast the tie-breaking vote for Obamacare, and why she continues to blindly support a health care plan that is hurting the people she's supposed to be representing."