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Saturday
Apr122014

Guinta For Congress - Listening Tour Finds Devastating Cuts to Seniors on Fixed Incomes  

Team Guinta’s Health Care Listening Tour made its ninth stop this morning at Hanover Hill Health Care Center, a rehabilitation facility, and nursing home located in Manchester.

A tour of the facility was conducted, offering the chance to meet with the Lori Mcintire, the Administrator, as well as the President and CEO of the NH Health Care Association, John Poirer, and the President of Hanover Hill, Ted Lee, patients and staff.

Following the visit, Frank Guinta released this statement:

“ObamaCare’s devastating cuts to Medicare providers will detrimentally impact the ability of caregivers across the Granite State from offering the care patients have become accustomed to. Today, I heard that health care premiums have increased 30-40% for employees here and reimbursement rates have been cut, which will force them to reduce services or increase costs on the seniors living here on a fixed income.

Today’s visit was an important opportunity to hear about how we can best care for our parents and grandparents during and after their rehab from accidents or other incidents. I will always fight to protect and preserve Medicare and Social Security. Our word is our bond and we made a promise to our seniors that we must keep. As part of our Health Care Listening Tour we will continue to provide solutions to fix our broken health care system, reduce costs, and increase access to the care many in our society need.”

Thursday
Mar272014

AMAC - ObamaCare Deals Seniors Another Blow 

AMAC - The Association of Mature American Citizens is now over 1,000,000 Members Strong!

ObamaCare Deals Seniors Another Blow


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On January 1, 2014, ObamaCare cut nearly $22 billion from Medicare home health care over four years. That means an estimated 3.5 million poor and ill homebound senior citizens woke up on New Year's Day to discover that ObamaCare had slashed funding for their home health care program.

Last year, Medicare home health services were delivered to approximately 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries. According to the federal government's own data, these seniors are older, poorer and sicker than the Medicare beneficiary population as whole. Many of these seniors also reside in rural communities, where home health care is especially important because other sources of treatment are often located many miles away.

But wait, there's more: according to the Obama Administration's own statistics, "approximately 40 percent" of all providers of home health services face net losses as a result of this Medicare cut. Put more plainly, 4-in-10 of all the providers on whom homebound seniors depend face the threat of bankruptcy and closure as a result of ObamaCare. That's 5,000 home health care companies and 500,000 jobs wiped out in order to pay for ObamaCare.

Of course, this is merely one example of how ObamaCare is hurting American citizens, affecting American businesses and impacting American jobs. AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, is leading the charge to rescind this reprehensible attack on America's seniors and small businesses. We have always believed that ObamaCare was a destructive and costly monstrosity - and we support a full repeal.

As the fastest growing alternative to groups like AARP, we aim to champion the interests of mature Americans, seniors and prospective retirees. We believe in religious freedom, free enterprise and support common sense solutions to our Nation's largest challenges.

Our nation's economic growth and our citizens' future prosperity should not be threatened from bad policies emanating from Washington DC.

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AMAC - The Association of Mature American Citizens is the leading conservative senior organization.

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Friday
Mar142014

NH Senate Bill Creates “Senior Citizens Bill of Rights” 

Concord, NH – The State Senate today passed legislation to establish a “Senior Citizens Bill of Rights” to protect Granite State seniors.  Senate Bill 371, authored by Senate Health, Education and Human Services Committee Chairman Nancy Stiles, R-Hampton, was necessitated by report of elderly residents receiving unequal or unjust treatment at various living facilities around the state.

“The intention of this bill is simply to ensure that the elderly within our communities are aware of their rights and that those rights are respected,” said Sen. Stiles.  “This bill follows nearly four years of collaborative work between a bipartisan group of elected leaders and our elderly constituents to craft a bill that will help to guarantee they can live safe, comfortable, and happy lives.”

As passed, the bill requires management to post and distribute policies consistent with a series of rights laid out in the legislation.  These include regulations related to dignity and privacy, complaint resolution, and due process.  The “Bill of Rights” is informed by existing statutes and replicates a process similar to the one used in manufactured home communities.  A violation of this law would constitute an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the state’s consumer protection laws.

“The Senior Citizens Bill of Rights will ensure that no matter where our state’s seniors choose to live that they are treated equally and with the respect they have earned,” concluded Stiles.

SB 371 passed the Senate on a voice vote and now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Thursday
Mar132014

US House Republican Conference - VIDEO RELEASE: Obamacare's War on Seniors: TEST

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VIDEO RELEASE: Obamacare's War on Seniors


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The President's health care law raids $700 billion from Medicare, with more than $300 billion of that being taken from Medicare Advantage. Seniors across the country are already feeling the effects of these cuts with up to $2,000 in increased costs this year for each senior who uses Medicare Advantage. 

"While the Obama administration backpedaled plans to make catastrophic changes to the Medicare Part D program because of pending House legislation, Obamacare's cuts to Medicare Advantage are not fair to the seniors who were promised, just like the rest of the country, that they could keep their plans, keep their doctors, and see lower premiums. It's time for the President to wake up to the reality that his health care law is not working for anyone, including seniors," House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. 

Watch the House Republican Conference's latest video – highlighting seniors' personal stories – about Obamacare's cuts to Medicare Advantage. 

To share your experiences with the President’s health care law, go to GOP.gov/YourStory.

Tuesday
Feb252014

Guinta For Congress - Obamacare's Devastating cuts to Medicare 

Shea Porter Hides as Obamacare Hurts Granite State Seniors

Last Friday, the Obama Administration announced it was proposing to reduce payments to Medicare Advantage by up to 3.55% in 2015. This cut is required by Obamacare, which, in order to pay for itself, cut $200 billion from Medicare Advantage over 10 years.

Frank Guinta released the following statement :

“Not a day goes by that Granite Staters don’t open their newspaper to find new horrors wrought by Obamacare. This time it’s New Hampshire's middle class seniors living on fixed incomes who will feel the wrath of the law Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter championed. Many seniors have already lost the doctors they have trusted for decades, and now the nearly 16 million who rely on Medicare Advantage will not be able to access the care they want. When will Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter face her constituents and admit that Obamacare has failed New Hampshire?