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Friday
Apr112014

AFP - Watch our NH Freedom Summit live online! 

If you can't make it to Manchester this weekend to hear our amazing speaker line-up at our first ever, sold out New Hampshire Freedom Summit, don't worry -- we've got you covered!

We'll be live-streaming the event online here, starting Saturday morning at 9am EST.

Here are some of the folks you'll be hearing from at the Freedom Summit:

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Along with: Senator Mike Lee, Governor Mike Huckabee, Radio Talk Show Host Laura Ingraham, Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Representative Steve King, Mr. Donald Trump, and AEI President Arthur Brooks.

All of these folks are actively working to return America to the ideals of hope, growth, and opportunity that have made our country a beacon of freedom -- you'll definitely want to hear what they have to say!

Here's where you can watch the live-stream of the Freedom Summit, starting at 9am EST Saturday morning:

http://americansforprosperityfoundation.org/freedomsummit2014


Thank you for your commitment to keeping our country great,

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Tim Phillips
Americans for Prosperity Foundation President

Friday
Apr112014

Brown For US Senate - KICKS-OFF “OBAMACARE ISN’T WORKING TOUR” 

SCOTT BROWN KICKS-OFF “OBAMACARE ISN’T WORKING TOUR” AT NEXT STEP BIONICS & PROSTHETICS IN MANCHESTER

 
RYE, NH – U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown will kick-off the “Obamacare Isn’t Working” tour Friday at Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics in Manchester.  Brown will meet with Company President Matt Albuquerque, tour the facility, and hear more about the impacts of the president’s health care law on local businesses and families.
 
Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics creates a wide array of innovative prosthetic devices for amputees, ranging from children to veterans.   The company provides custom prosthetic care for patients at their three Amputee Care Centers.  Under Obamacare, the company has faced a series of challenges including increased health care premiums for their employees.
 
Brown will be joined by former Manchester Mayor and former Executive Councilor Raymond Wieczorek.

Friday
Apr112014

ALG - Sebelius resignation is 'far overdue' 

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April 10, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement commenting on the resignation Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:

"Secretary Sebelius' resignation is far overdue.  She has failed to play it straight with the American public or Congress wasting untold sums of money on a website that will probably never work failing her most basic managerial responsibilities.  Under her tenure millions of hard-working Americans have lost their health insurance coverage, in many cases due to regulations promulgated at her direction, and she has stonewalled attempts by Congress to provide adequate oversight over her Department.

"As the failures of Obamacare have become more and more evident, this is but the first step that needs to occur. Next, Obamacare must be fully repealed."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/sebelius-resignation-is-far-overdue/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Friday
Apr112014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Statement on Sebelius Resignation 

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Rubens issued the following statement on the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius following the disasterous rollout of Obamacare:

"Sebelius may the sacrificial lamb, but the ultimate culpability for Obamacare lies with Jeanne Shaheen. Were it not for her deciding vote to impose government controlled healthcare on all Americans, we would be hard at work reducing healthcare costs and increasing healthcare options, innovation, accessibility and quality."

Thursday
Apr102014

NHDP - ICYMI: Survey Citing 90% Insurance Rate Increase Completely Debunked 

NH Rates “All Based on One Anonymous Person's Opinion”

"Average Individual Rate Did Not Go Up By 90%"

New Hampshire Insurance Department Disputing Morgan Stanley's Claim
 

WMUR: Hear the one about NH health insurance rates going up 90 percent?

“You see, Morgan Stanley conducted a survey of insurance agents in 34 different states. On page six of their report it details how many people they talked to in each state. In New Hampshire, they said they talked to one person, who they don't name. Interestingly they also only got one response in nine other states. They got the most responses (31) from Idaho. For those keeping track, 21 percent of all survey respondents were from Idaho.”
 
NHPR: Report Citing 90% Rate Increase Under ACA Called Into Question
 
“But only one of the 148 insurance brokers anonymously surveyed by Morgan Stanley works in New Hampshire. Delaware, which the report says is seeing a 100% increase under the law, also only had a single respondent.
In a statement, the New Hampshire Insurance Department says while individual prices can vary significantly, the average individual rate did not go up by 90%.”
 
 
Read the full articles here:

Hear the one about NH health insurance rates going up 90 percent?

UPDATED 9:06 PM EDT Apr 09, 2014

By James Pindel


CONCORD, N.H. —Here is a funny story about some funny stories you may have read this week. Maybe this will provide some insight on how the Republican Party message machine works. Of course, Democrats attempt to do the same thing. You, a casual follower of politics, may not know any better.

It starts with a national report from Morgan Stanley on expected health insurance rates changes in different states next year. What it said about New Hampshire was rather alarming: Rates for health insurance on individuals went up 90 percent.

A blogger for Forbes.com wrote up the report. On Monday, seeing an opportunity, the New Hampshire Republican Party sent out a press release blaming Democratic politicians and the Affordable Care Act for the huge rate increase.

Then a local Republican blogger followed the press release by tweeting a link to the Forbes story. Within minutes, the state Republican Party then retweets the blogger. The story is then gaining interest to other media outlets. The next day, The Union Leader made it a front page story with the headline "Survey: NH health premiums up 90%."
WMUR-TV did not air a story about it.

Here's why: it's all based on one anonymous person's opinion.

You see, Morgan Stanley conducted a survey of insurance agents in 34 different states. On page six of their report it details how many people they talked to in each state. In New Hampshire, they said they talked to one person, who they don't name. Interestingly they also only got one response in nine other states. They got the most responses (31) from Idaho. For those keeping track, 21 percent of all survey respondents were from Idaho.

Morgan Stanley never promised that this survey was based on actual insurance rate data in each state. But if you are interested in that the state Department of Health and Human Services hired an outside firm to that analysis. They found that, after you factor in subsidies in the new health care law, the average premium would actually decrease eight percent this year.
 
Report Citing 90% Rate Increase Under ACA Called Into Question
By TODD BOOKMAN

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is disputing a report that claims a 90% spike in individual premiums under the Affordable Care Act. The report from Morgan Stanley, which has become the latest flashpoint in the political battle over Obamacare, was based on a national survey of insurance brokers.

It provided perfect fodder for opponents of the health law. New Hampshire GOP Chair Jennifer Horn said it confirmed ObamaCare as a "disaster." Republican Scott Brown, eyeing a New Hampshire Senate seat, also used the 90% figure in criticizing the law.



But only one of the 148 insurance brokers anonymously surveyed by Morgan Stanley works in New Hampshire. Delaware, which the report says is seeing a 100% increase under the law, also only had a single respondent.

In a statement, the New Hampshire Insurance Department says while individual prices can vary significantly, the average individual rate did not go up by 90%.