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Thursday
Jun262014

Guinta For Congress - Carol Shea-Porter is Failing New Hampshire Seniors 

AARP Ranks NH 32nd in the Nation for Providing Long-Term Care Services to Seniors

The American Association of Retired Persons recently released a report scoring the state in several different areas. All told, despite having the 4th largest population of individuals 65 and older, New Hampshire ranks in the bottom half of the country in caring for our seniors.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“Earlier this year I set out on a Health Care Listening Tour after having heard from Granite Staters that ObamaCare was failing New Hampshire. We toured senior centers, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and more. The message was striking. Our seniors are hurting.

Carol Shea-Porter believes in a one-size fits all, top down, government run approach to health care. This approach is not working. Her stubborn refusal to listen to or meet with Granite Staters is doing a grave disservice to us all. New Hampshire deserves better."

Tuesday
May062014

NH DHHS - New Hampshire Seniors Recognized for Volunteer Service

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Commissioner (DHHS) Nicholas Toumpas and Governor Maggie Hassan joined with

the State Committee on Aging (SCOA) and EngAGING NH to recognize this

year’s recipients of the Vaughan Awards. The Joseph D. Vaughan Awards are

presented annually to a couple or individual from each county who are 60 or

older and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and volunteer service on

behalf of senior citizens across New Hampshire.



"One of my favorite things about New Hampshire is the 'all-hands-on-deck'

spirit of our people," Governor Hassan said. "We roll up our sleeves, pitch

in and work together to improve our communities. The Vaughan Award winners

exemplify that spirit, and on behalf of all Granite Staters, I thank the

recipients for their unyielding dedication to helping their neighbors and

for service to their community."



The Joseph D. Vaughan Award was initiated in 1962 to memorialize the

Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan, a New Hampshire legislator. Vaughan was an

early advocate for older residents of the state and was instrumental in

creating a State agency dedicated to the well being of senior citizens.



“New Hampshire’s senior volunteers are a vital part of our communities,”

said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “They bring a lifetime of

experience to the organizations they serve. All our lives are enriched by

their service. We thank and recognize our Vaughan Award winners and all

our senior volunteers for the countless hours they give to helping improve

the lives of others.”



This year’s Vaughan Award recipients are:

Belknap County: Emily LaPlante of Tilton

Carroll County: William Volk of North Conway

Cheshire County: Tuck and Bobbie Gilbert of Jaffrey

Coos County: Patricia Riley of Gorham

Grafton County: Maud Thompson of Littleton

Hillsborough County: Jim Orr of Peterborough

Merrimack County: Doris Morrow of Newbury

Rockingham County: Elaine Houde of Salem

Strafford County: Richard Cooper of Dover

Sullivan County: Elaine Bevilacqua of Goshen.

Saturday
May032014

NH DHHS - Senior Volunteers to be Honored for their Service

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas will join with Governor Maggie Hassan, the

State Committee on Aging (SCOA) and EngAGING NH on Monday, May 5th to

present the Joseph D. Vaughan Awards to senior volunteers. SCOA and

EngAGING NH have selected an individual or couple from each county to be

recognized for their volunteer service. This award was initiated in 1962

to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan, who was instrumental in

creating a State agency dedicated to the well being of senior citizens.

The awards recognize people age 60 and older for their outstanding

volunteer efforts on behalf of New Hampshire’s seniors. The Vaughan Award

presentation will begin at 1:30 PM in the Governor and Council Chamber at

the State House in Concord.



This year's recipients are:

Belknap County: Emily LaPlante of Tilton

Carroll County: William Volk of North Conway

Cheshire County: Tuck and Bobbie Gilbert of Jaffrey

Coos County: Patricia Riley of Gorham

Grafton County: Maud Thompson of Littleton

Hillsborough County: Jim Orr of Peterborough

Merrimack County: Doris Morrow of Newbury

Rockingham County: Elaine Houde of Salem

Strafford County: Richard Cooper of Dover

Sullivan County: Elaine Bevilacqua of Goshen.





EVENT 2014 Vaughan Award Presentation



DATE Monday, May 5th

1:30 PM



LOCATION Governor and Council Chamber

Room 208

State House

Concord, NH

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.

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