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Wednesday
Feb032016

US REP. GUINTA PROMISES MORE WORK TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta voted with House Republicans to override a presidential veto of a bill that would repeal most of Obamacare, a primary driver of the country's national debt, which topped $19 trillion this this week.

 

    "The verdict is in," said Rep. Guinta. "The federal healthcare takeover is a budget buster, costing almost a half-trillion dollars more than expected. State insurance exchanges are failing. People are losing their health care coverage, many for the second or third time, due to constant disruptions.”

 

    "Employers are reluctant to hire in this hyper-regulated economy," he said."It barely grew last quarter. For all the Granite Staters struggling to find jobs and provide for their families, I will not stop fighting to repeal and replace this destructive law."

 

    Although today's vote failed to meet the two-thirds House majority required to override a veto, the Congressman said he was proud of the effort and promised to continue his work."The President no longer has Harry Reid to protect him from unpopular decisions,"said Rep. Guinta, whom the House Budget Committee added to its membership today.

 

    "And soon, we'll no longer have President Obama standing in the way of more personal choice and affordability for Granite Staters, as well as all Americans, who should have the power to make their own health care decisions.”

 

    On Thursday, the Congressman is scheduled to attend his first hearing of the House Budget Committee, a review of rising federal health care spending that in 2015 grew to exceed Social Security costs for the first time.

 

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Saturday
Jan232016

AFP NH - Stand with Us!

This Thursday, AFP New Hampshire will be attending a hearing regarding the failed experiment of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in our state- and we want you to join!

 

Medicaid expansion, passed in 2014 by a legislature more sympathetic to Obamacare and growing government, expires later this year. Unfortunately, some of our elected officials are seeking to make it permanent. House bill 1696-FN would expand an already broken and overburdened program to childless adults. Our state simply cannot afford to foot this bill.

 

We want you to stand with us and fight back! Join us on Thursday January 28th at 9am at the State House as we make our presence felt by legislators at the hearing. We will be giving t-shirts to all AFP activists who attend.

 

Let's take a stand and hold our legislators accountable. Join us Thursday!

 

Live Free or Die,

 

Greg Moore
State Director
AFP New Hampshire

Thursday
Jan072016

US REP. FRANK GUINTA “FIGHTING FOR QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE” 

 

CONGRESS SENDS OBAMACARE REPEAL TO PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed theRestoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, for the first time sending Obamacare repeal legislation to the President’s desk.

 

   “Granite Staters sent me to Washington to stop the President’s reckless regulatory agenda, which is costing them jobs, income, and even their health insurance, in the case of this failing health care law,” said Rep. Guinta (NH01), whose language to repeal Obamacare’s excise tax on employer-sponsored health care benefits passed in today’s package.

 

    “After years of rising premiums, in many cases set to rise by double digits this year, simple repeal would save struggling middle-class Americans a lot of money.”

 

    President Obama is expected to veto the joint House and Senate legislation.“But that doesn’t mean I’ll stop fighting for a better approach to quality, affordable health care for Granite Staters,” said Manchester’s former mayor. Rep. Guinta added that House members have introduced bills to replace Obamacare with“patient-centered reforms that lower costs to expand coverage to millions.”

      The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that provisions under Obamacare, which passed Congress in 2010 with only Democrat votes, could mean nearly 10 million more Americans will lose employer-sponsored health coverage. According to other reports, an estimated five million lost their individual insurance plans, when Obamacare first struck.

    Most new sign-ups are the result of Medicaid expansion. Still, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced thatObamacare sign-ups have fallen almost 10 million short of expectations.  “A lot of the law’s assumptions turned out to be false,” said Rep. Guinta, a member of the House Financial Services Committee.“The price went from over $900 trillion to almost two trillion dollars – from shocking to staggering.”

       Rep. Guinta also cited the President’s promise that“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” as well as his claim that Obamacare would save Americans an average of $2500 per year.Investor’s Business Daily reports that premiums have grown by an average of $4865 per person since 2008.   

   TheRestoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 will proceed to the President via an expedited legislative procedure available to Congress once each year for budget agreements. The latest contains popular bipartisan measures, such as a medical device tax repeal and Rep. Guinta’s so-called “Cadillac Tax” repeal, which have garnered Democratic support.

   “Congress is starting the New Year right, fulfilling our pledge to do the people’s work,” said Rep. Guinta. 

Thursday
Jan072016

Strong NH - Kuster Votes Against Repealing ObamaCare 

 

Release: Congresswoman Annie Kuster Continues to Support a Failing and Unpopular ObamaCare
"If President Obama vetoes this bill, the ongoing negative ramifications resulting from the unsustainable law are on him and lackeys like Representative Annie Kuster."

Derek Dufresne
January 6, 2016
Derek@RightOnStrategies.com
202-809-6013

MANCHESTER - The US House of Representatives voted this evening 240 - 181 to send a bill that would repeal most of ObamaCare to President Obama's desk. The legislation previously passed the US Senate late last year.

With regards to New Hampshire's two Members of Congress, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted against the bill and Representative Frank Guinta (NH-01) supported it.

While President Obama is expected to veto the measure, today's effort marks the first time that an ObamaCare repeal bill will reach the president's desk. 

In a CBO estimate announced on Monday, the repeal bill would cut the deficit by $516 billion over the next decade.

ObamaCare remains very unpopular in the Granite State. In a recent UNH poll from last fall, 46% opposed the law, while only 38% supported it. Among Independents, who make up the largest voting block in New Hampshire, only 26% supported it.
Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement;

"Congress has rightfully deserved a lot of harsh criticism from the American people in recent years, but they should be applauded for finally working together to send an ObamaCare repeal bill to the President's desk. If he vetoes it, the ongoing negative ramifications resulting from the unsustainable law are on him and lackeys like Representative Annie Kuster.

"Granite Staters recognize it is just as unlikely for Congresswoman Annie Kuster to support repealing ObamaCare as it is for her to announce her first town hall meeting. They have grown to expect that neither scenario will ever happen. However, this vote was yet another reminder that residents of NH-02 have an out-of-touch representative who refuses to represent their views in Washington.


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Friday
Dec112015

America Rising PAC - More Bad News For Hassan’s ObamaCare Boondoggle 

Good morning-

Yesterday's surprise announcement that an insurance co-op is dropping off of New Hampshire's ObamaCare exchange due to high costs means Gov. Hassan has broken yet another promise about the failed health care law. Just last year she pledged the insurer would improve options and affordability - false and false. Details below:

“Governor Hassan’s support for ObamaCare has resulted in broken promise after broken promise, yet she continues to prioritize her Party’s failed agenda over New Hampshire citizens who are losing their coverage and paying punishingly high costs. This latest ObamaCare failure exposes Governor Hassan’s utter lack of leadership and solutions for Granite Staters.” --Amelia Chassé, America Rising PAC press secretary



More Bad News For Hassan’s ObamaCare Boondoggle

A health insurance co-op that had been one of just a handful of ObamaCare providers in New Hampshire suddenly bailed this week, citing the punishingly high costs of the federal health care law that has been plagued by rising costs and declining coverage options. 

New Hampshire Public Radio reported on Wednesday:

One of the five insurance companies on the federal health exchange in New Hampshire is unexpectedly backing out early this year. The CEO of Maine-based co-op Community Health Options says costs have simply gotten too high for them to continue.

Governor Maggie Hassan has been a stanch supporter of ObamaCare through scandal after scandal, expressing zero concern when providers announced premium hikes earlier this year.

But Hassan may have trouble explaining this latest mess to Granite Staters, given she praised Community Health Options joining the exchange as “fantastic news” that would “improve affordability and increase choices” in a 2014 statement:

 ‘Today’s announcement that two additional carriers plan to offer coverage on New Hampshire’s Health Insurance Marketplace in 2015 is fantastic news that will improve affordability and increase choices for all New Hampshire citizens. Bringing additional competition to our Health Insurance Marketplace is a critical component of our effort to bring quality, affordable health coverage to all Granite Staters, and with five carriers now planning to offer coverage in 2015, we have taken an important step toward improving the health and financial well-being of our people.

Just over a year later, the exact opposite is true; Granite Staters have fewer choices and higher costs, just in time for the holidays.