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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.

Saturday
Dec052015

NH GOP - ObamaCare Repealed!

 

ObamaCare has been law for more than five long years, and New Hampshire knows all too well the disastrous consequences of this broken law: higher premiums, less access and more bureaucracy. 
Thankfully, Congress finally repealed it — but Obama has pledged to veto.
We know that if Governor Hassan becomes Senator Hassan, she would ignore the will of the people and stop at nothing to protect this failed law. 
Not only will we need to keep control of the Senate, but we'll need to take back the White House so Hillary Clinton isn't able to veto this important legislation to fix our healthcare system.
We must continue to fight against this unworkable law so that it is finally repealed. Click here to donate whatever you are able — our efforts are paying off and we can't give up now. 
Obama jammed through this failed law and we cannot rest until it is repealed once and for all. Please contribute today so we have the resources needed to defeat the Clinton-Hassan Machine. 
 
Sincerely,
Jennifer Horn
Chairman
New Hampshire Republican Party
Friday
Dec042015

NRSC - Hassan’s Obamacare Love Affair 

NRSC

A Union Leader editorial praised today’s upcoming Senate vote to repeal the worst parts of Obamacare, citing penalties attached to coverage mandates as well as the Medical Device Tax.

Meanwhile, Maggie Hassan was quick to echo partisan talking points from Washington Democrats in support of Obamacare. 

Hassan has defended Obamacare as “essential to the future of our country.” In fact, when asked if there was anything she thought should be altered or changed, Hassan couldn’t find any faults and noted that her concerns “were addressed in the final version of the bill.”

Leaving Obamacare untouched means every household can expect more than $20,000 in new taxes over the next ten years. But it should be no surprise that Maggie Hassan supports higher taxes. While in the State Senate, Hassan voted for at least 82 tax and fee increases that became law.

From her record to her rhetoric, it’s clear that Maggie Hassan isn’t out to fix Obamacare’s flaws that are hurting New Hampshire families. Hassan cares more about protecting Obamacare at all costs.

 

BACKGROUND:

In November 2009, Hassan Said ObamaCare Was A “Rational System” That Is “Essential To The Future Of Our Country.” “Our capacity to come together to do this work is being tested as I write. For the first time since Medicare was enacted in 1965, the United States House of Representatives has passed major health care reform; reform that establishes a rational system that will provide every American access to affordable, quality health care. Such a system is essential to the future of our country — our economy, our democracy and, literally, our lives depend on our ability to fix what has become an ailing, wasteful, mediocre-quality albatross of a non-system.” (Maggie Hassan, Op-Ed, “The Confidence To Govern Ourselves,” The Portsmouth Herald, 11/24/09)

VIDEO: In 2012, When Asked What She Fault She Found In ObamaCare, Hassan Said Her Concerns “Were Addressed In The Final Version Of The Bill.” REPORTER: “With regard to health care, is there anything you find fault in the Affordable Care Act or something that you think should be changed or altered. Certainly Governor Lynch was for it and even after it passed it was (INAUDIBLE).” HASSAN: “Well a number of us in state government as the Affordable Care Act was being debated expressed concerns about how to fund the Medicaid expansion that is a core component of the Affordable Care Act and it luckily and because of the concerns raised, I shouldn’t say luckily, but because of the concerns raised the Affordable Care Act as passed actually provided full funding for that Medicaid expansion for the first three years after it went in to effect and then 90 percent for the next seven years or so. So a lot of the concerns that state leaders expressed were addressed in the final version of the bill.” (The Telegraph, Editorial Board Interview, Uploaded 2012) (36:52)

Friday
Dec042015

NH GOP - HASSAN OPPOSES BILL TO REPEAL UNPOPULAR OBAMACARE PROVISIONS 

 

Bill Would Repeal Medical Device Tax, Cadillac Tax, Individual And Employer Mandates
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan’s opposition to a federal bill that would repeal unpopular Obamacare provisions, including the medical device tax, Cadillac tax and the individual and employer mandates:
 
“After years of Granite Staters suffering the disastrous consequences of Obamacare, there is finally enough legislative support to repeal some of the most damaging provisions of this failed law that are crushing small businesses and harming working families. It is unfortunate that the governor is following the lead of disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is stonewalling any effort to fix this broken law. New Hampshire deserves independent leaders who will work together to look out for taxpayers’ best interests, not another Washington politician who marches in lockstep with their party leadership.”
 
The negative effects of Obamacare’s medical device tax and “Cadillac” tax have been well-chronicled in New Hampshire newspapers. Obamacare remains widely unpopular and opposition to provisions such as the medical device tax is bipartisan
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Portsmouth Herald: “Officials From Portsmouth To Manchester Are Warning Taxpayers And Municipal Workers Alike About The Potential Profound Impact Of The Affordable Care Act's So-Called Cadillac Tax.” (Jeff McMenemy, "Cities brace for impact of 'Cadillac' tax," Portsmouth Herald, 6/15/15)
 
Portsmouth Herald: “According To Ayotte, Efforts To Repeal It Have Become Bipartisan, Even Among Some Lawmakers Who Initially Approved Of The Tax.” (Paul Briand, “Ayotte: Medical device tax is ‘onerous’,” Portsmouth Herald, 4/4/14)
 
Union Leader: “The Affordable Care Act Will Cost The City Nearly $200,000 In The Current Fiscal Year, And Could Result In A $1.2 Million Levy In 2018, When A Tax For So-Called "Cadillac Plans" Is Set To Kick In” “The Affordable Care Act will cost the city nearly $200,000 in the current fiscal year, and could result in a $1.2 million levy in 2018, when a tax for so-called "Cadillac plans" is set to kick in, according to a report presented Tuesday.” (Ted Siefer, “Manchester government warned to plan for Cadillac tax on healthcare,” Union Leader, 10/1/13)
 
Eagle Tribune: "The Senate Needs To Vote To Abolish The Tax And By A Veto-Proof Margin." (Editorial, “Senate must vote to repeal medical device tax,” Eagle Tribune, 6/30/15)
 
USA Today: "'Enough Of This Haranguing About Obamacare,' Said Reid, Who Predicted That Senate Democrats Will Sustain A Presidential Veto Of The Bill." (Erin Kelly, “Senate poised to repeal major portions of Obamacare,” USA Today, 12/2/15)
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Thursday
Dec032015

Daily Signal - How Mike Lee and Matt Bevin Saved the Obamacare Repeal Bill

The Daily Signal

Dec. 3, 2015

Good morning. We're monitoring the situation in San Bernardino, Calif., and praying for the victims of yesterday's shooting. Here in Washington, Senate conservatives won a fight to advance a strong bill repealing Obamacare. Rob Bluey has the story behind the story. Heritage budget expert Paul Winfree shows how the Senate is doing far better than the House at cutting spending in the repeal bill. Melissa Quinn lays out pro-life and other "policy riders" House conservatives want in the spending bill. And Josh Siegel talks with experts about whether "safe zones" would work for Syrian refugees.

News

How Mike Lee and Matt Bevin Saved the Obamacare Repeal Bill

Conservatives have waited more than five years to deliver an Obamacare repeal bill to President Barack Obama's desk. And until this week, it appeared Republicans were about to squander what many conservatives believed was their best shot since the law's passage.

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News

What Conservatives Want to See Included in the $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Congress has until Dec. 11 to pass the package, and conservatives warned that a lack of conservative policy riders could prevent them from supporting the spending bill.

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News

Could Syrian 'Safe Zones' Protect Civilians and Deter Refugee Flight? Experts Weigh In

After passing a bill that halts the admission of refugees to the U.S. from Syria and Iraq, some members of the Republican-led House argue that refugees would be better served finding safety closer to home.

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Commentary

Senate Cuts Five Times More Spending Than House in Reconciliation Bill

The Senate will vote this week on a reconciliation bill that repeals the budgetary heart of Obamacare and restricts funding for Planned Parenthood.

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News

College President Tells Students to 'Grow Up' Because Campus Not Meant to Be 'Safe Space'

"The creation of a safe space so that a countering idea cannot enter your world—that is not education. That is nothing but ideological fascism," Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, told The Daily Signal.

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Commentary

Getting Rid of This One Regulation Could Save You $1,950 on a New Car

If you want to buy a new bicycle, you can go to a local bike store or a big-box retailer, or even order one online. If you want to buy a new car, you have to go through a dealership that has been approved by the state.

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