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SNHU - Free Affordable Care Act Forum 

A free healthcare forum designed specifically for small business owners.

Many business owners still have questions and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act. The Center for Women’s Business Advancement and Northeast Delta Dental has designed a forum with small business owners in mind.

Event Date: Thursday, April 10, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Location: Southern New Hampshire University's Dining Center Banquet Facility

The forum is FREE but registration is required. Please go to the CWBA's website to register.

 This forum has important topics and presenters that you won’t want to miss, including:

  • The ACA and Small Business Update – SBA Regional Administrator, Seth Goodall
  • Regulatory and Legislative Update - Roger Sevigny, Commissioner, NH Insurance Department
  • A Business Perspective – Tom Boucher, Great NH Restaurants, Inc.
  • Responsibilities of an Employer – Nicholas Vailas, Founder, Compass Health Care Advisors 
  • Tax Transitional Rules for 2015 – William Enck, CPA, CPC, APA, Senior Manager, BerryDunn

Moderated by Tom Raffio, President & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental, the panel will also include presentations from the following carriers:

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, William Graham, Esq. Public Affairs and Government Programs
  • Northeast Delta Dental, Christine Alibrandi, Esq. & Jodie Hittle, VP, Sales & Marketing
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – Maria Proulx, Senior Legal Counsel 

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NH Senate Republicans Issue Statement on Medicaid Expansion Commission Work

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) issued the following statement today in response to Medicaid Expansion Commission as they begin to put together their recommendations:

Senator President Chuck Morse said, “We appreciate the commission’s hard work to date.  However, simply adding more people to the existing Medicaid program on January 1 is not an option that is financially sustainable and affordable to hard working New Hampshire families in the long term. 

‘We share the goal of providing better access to affordable healthcare coverage for low-income New Hampshire citizens.  The recent approval of an Arkansas Medicaid waiver shows us we can move to a private insurance option quickly in a way that works for New Hampshire. We look forward to developing a bipartisan New Hampshire solution with private insurance.”

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley said, “Senate Republicans continue to be concerned with a Washington driven Medicaid plan that totally depends upon a very uncertain federal funding promise of 90% funding. Given our nation’s $17 trillion deficit, New Hampshire taxpayers cannot afford a Washington promise that is likely to prove unsustainable. New Hampshire taxpayers are all too familiar with Washington's broken special education promises.  We cannot afford to repeat that with Medicaid Expansion.” 


ALG - Senate votes to shut down the government 

Sept. 30, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in response to the Senate voting down a continuing resolution that would fund the government and delay the individual mandate under Obamacare:

"When Obamacare was enacted, it was without a single Republican supporting it. Now, Harry Reid has decided that rather than let the Republican-controlled House of Representatives have any say at all in the implementation of Obamacare, he would prefer to just shut down the government. To Reid and Obama, the House is nothing more than a rubber stamp for their edicts.

"Now the House must stand firm and remind the Senate and White House that Congress still has the power of the purse, and that this is not one-party rule. The House is not a rubber stamp."

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ALG urges House Republicans to keep fighting

Sept. 27, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to stand firm in its opposition to any continuing resolution that allows Obamacare to be funded:

"House Republicans can still win the day on the effort to stop Obamacare if they keep their resolve to fight the implementation of the law. Today's Senate vote changes nothing and the House is under no obligation to bend to Obama and Harry Reid's will. The specter of Obamacare hangs over our nation's economy, threatening the health and well being of millions of Americans.

"The effort to stop Obamacare is now a high stakes game of chicken precipitated by Harry Reid's unwillingness to talk to House Speaker John Boehner. Americans from all walks of life ranging from heavily Democratic unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Nevada AFL-CIO to free market supporters like Americans for Limited Government agree that Obamacare is a disaster waiting to happen.

"If the House Republicans stand firm in their commitment to stop implementation of this law, they will find widespread support. And if Harry Reid remains obstinate, he will find many of his former political allies wondering why they ever supported him in the first place. Now is not the time for the faint of heart. It is time for those who believe in less government to hold the line and to once again send Harry Reid an offer he can't refuse that funds the government and stops Obamacare from being implemented." 

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NRSC - Will Shaheen Put New Hampshire First? 

Jeanne Shaheen's Decision:
Put New Hampshire First or Double Down on ObamaCare

This weekend, Majority Leader Harry Reid is giving New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen one last opportunity to save her Senate seat.

During legislative business this weekend, Majority Leader Harry Reid will likely offer a motion to strike the "defund Obamacare provision" that was included in the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the House. Should he do so, the Senate will then vote on the measure including funds for ObamaCare.

Republicans will oppose the measure, leaving Jeanne Shaheen with a choice:

  1. She can continue to put President Barack Obama first by voting to add funding for ObamaCare in a CR passed by the House of Representatives to keep the government operating, or;
  2. She can finally stand up for middle-class workers and families in New Hampshire by saying enough is enough and finally stop funding the highly unpopular health care law. 

Jeanne Shaheen has repeatedly tied herself to and defended the unpopular health care law that Democrats rammed through Congress in 2010 and that Granite Staters oppose. But Shaheen will now have a small window of opportunity to either dismantle ObamaCare once and for all, or double down on this costly overhaul. 

It's no secret that ObamaCare will impact Granite Staters: from the employers who are forced to cut workers to avoid costs from ObamaCare; to the families and individuals facing higher premiums and potentially losing their doctor.

The Associated Press reported: "When new health insurance markets launch next week, the sticker-price premiums for a mid-range plan in New Hampshire will be a bit higher than the national average. The federal government released an overview of premiums and plan choices under the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. It said the average individual premium for a benchmark policy known as the "second-lowest cost silver plan" was $328 nationally and $360 in New Hampshire. Those are the prices before tax credits that work like an upfront discount."

The data is simple: 52% of Americans - and 6 in 10 women - oppose ObamaCare.  Who will Jeanne Shaheen listen to?

"Jeanne Shaheen has a choice - she can finally live up to her promise to put New Hampshire first, or she can double down on ObamaCare which is causing health care costs to rise, workers' hours to be cut back, and jobs to be eliminated in New Hampshire,"  said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen.