Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement applauding the Senate Commerce Committee's vote to reject rules that would put New Hampshire on a path towards a state based ObamaCare exchange:
"I applaud the Senate Commerce Committee's vote to recommend rejecting HB 668 because this legislation would put us on a path towards a state based health care exchange. Governor Hassan is trying to circumvent a law signed by Governor Lynch that prohibits a state based exchange, and essentially establish one on her own. Her reckless behavior would expose New Hampshire taxpayers to the devastating effects of President Obama's budget busting health care law.
"Polls show that Granite Staters overwhelmingly disapprove of ObamaCare because they know that it will hurt small businesses, damage our economy and kill jobs. Governor Hassan's backdoor attempt to impose a state based ObamaCare exchange shows that she is out of touch with New Hampshire's fiscally responsible values."
According to a poll released by the University of New Hampshire on April 11, 2013, 49% of Granite Staters disapprove of ObamaCare while only 34% support it.