Press Releases

 

Wednesday
Jul232014

Rubens For US Senate - Rubens on Federal Appeals Court Ruling on Illegal IRS rules 

Today, a federal appeals court ruled that Obamacare subsidies issued through IRS rules are illegal.  The ruling strikes down subsidies for people enrolled in federal exchanges.  Jim Rubens, candidate for U.S. Senate issued the following statement:

 

"This is a major blow to Obamacare and another reason why this law must be repealed and replaced.  The IRS setup a cloudy rule process and President Obama's rubber-stamp Jeanne Shaheen allowed this mess to occur.  I agree with Judge Griffith that "Congress is supreme in matters of policy".  As your next U.S. Senator, I will fight for not only repeal of Obamacare, but replace it with bold solutions to reduce health care costs, increase quality, and expand patient choice among insurance companies and care providers."

 

Jim’s plan to replace Obamacare is here.

Wednesday
Jul232014

Guinta For Congress - Another blow to ObamaCare: Shea-Porter’s Law on the Ropes  

“Meaningful reform begins with people, not Washington politicians”

 Today, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that subsidies can be granted only to those who bought insurance in an ObamaCare exchange run by an individual state, not on the federally run exchange.

This represents a significant problem for ObamaCare because 36 states did not create their own marketplace. Should individuals begin to abandon their health care plans because they are unaffordable, premiums will skyrocket as fewer people pay into the system.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“ObamaCare is coming apart at the seams; the natural result of politicians like Carol Shea-Porter not having read the bill. Meaningful reform begins with people, not Washington politicians. This onerous, one size fits all, federal takeover of our health care system continues to cause massive disruptions of primary medical services and tremendous costs for millions of Americans. Granite Staters deserve a health care system that focuses on reducing costs, puts the individual in charge, and removes Washington from the equation. I will work to replace ObamaCare with free market reforms that do just that.”

Wednesday
Jul232014

Brown For US Senate - STATEMENT ON APPEALS COURT RULING ON OBAMACARE 

MANCHESTER - Today, Scott Brown issued the following statement:
 

“Today’s decision on Obamacare by the federal appeals court is another devastating blow to the people of New Hampshire who have been misled into thinking all is well with their health care. The court’s ruling means that people receiving subsidies for their insurance coverage will lose thosesubsidies. Either they will have to dig deeper into their own pockets to pay the full cost of their insurance, or taxes will have to be raised on all of us to make up the difference. Either way, Senator Jeanne Shaheen needs to explain her continued support for this failed law.”

Wednesday
Jul232014

Statement by Rep. William O’Brien on the Court’s Rejection of Illegal Obamacare Subsidies 

Mont Vernon – Rep. William O’Brien, who is running for re-election to the New Hampshire House in Mont Vernon and New Boston as well as for re-election as New Hampshire House Speaker, issued the following statement on the decision of the US Appeals Court in Washington in the case of Halbig v. Burwell.  The decision rejected the Obama Administration’s misreading of its own law, which had allowed Obamacare subsidies through federal exchanges, such as the one covering New Hampshire.

“This court decision requires all New Hampshire’s elected officials to put aside partisan rhetoric and advantage to do what is right for our state and to get affordable health care for all our neighbors. Throughout the time that Obamacare was first considered, then jammed through Congress in a party-line vote, and finally found to be so flawed it has been unilaterally changed by the President 24 times, we have sought to engage elected officials in New Hampshire from both the Democrat and Republican parties in a discussion of free market solutions to the crisis in the cost of health insurance. Now that this latest reckless overreach by the Obama Administration has been ruled illegal, we once again call on NH Democrats in the New Hampshire House to work with us to adopt legislation we have proposed. We should allow health insurance to be purchased across state lines, to eliminate costly and unnecessary policy mandates, to free providers to bid their services and consumers to know the costs of those services, and to remove artificial licensing and healthcare provider restrictions.  New Hampshire needs for politicians from both parties to put aside the rhetoric and do what is best for our constituents.”

Wednesday
Jul232014

Hemingway For Governor - COMMENTS ON LATEST COURT RULING AGAINST OBAMACARE 

Calls on Governor Hassan to stop all implementation she can until law is settled

Manchester, NH – Today a federal appeals court threw out a major portion of Maggie Hassan-supported Obamacare, ruling the federal government cannot grant the billions in promised subsidies to individuals on the federal exchange.  The court ruled the people of 36 states, including New Hampshire, that do not have a state exchange, cannot receive the tax credit subsidy, used to offset the high cost of its insurance.  

“It’s now time to step back and Governor Hassan should lead the charge to protect New Hampshire citizens,” said GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Hemingway.  “We have now seen 41 modifications to the law, 1200 waivers, and several court ruling against key parts of Obamacare . The fact that Governor Hassan is still supporting this disaster and doubling down with her Medicaid Expansion, is irresponsible at best, political cronyism at worst. “

The ruling means anyone who signed up on the federal exchange to receive insurance, who were promised a federal subsidy in the form of a tax credit to offset its high cost, will now have to pay 100% without the assistance promised. Medicaid Expansion, championed and signed by Maggie Hassan also depends on promised federal funds to pay for.

“We don’t know where this law is going.  With a dozen cases still pending against it, and this current gutting of it, we don’t even know if court’s will allow it to exist in a year, so why is Governor Hassan putting New Hampshire citizens at risk for both having insurance taken away, and having to foot the bill for a President that clearly is not living up to his fiscal end of the bargain,” Hemingway said.  “Governor Hassan needs to go back to the legislature and put a pause button on Medicaid Expansion and any other part of Obamacare the state can control, until we know what this will look like in another year.”