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Thursday
Jul312014

Guinta For Congress - Carol Shea-Porter Blows out the Candles on Medicare  

 

Shea-Porter's Cuts to Medicare Devastate NH Seniors

Forty-nine years ago today, Medicare was signed into law. Along with Social Security and Medicaid, this trio of programs provide an important safety net for millions of Americans.

But now, the future of Medicare is at risk. As the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office noted in 2012, ObamaCare cut more than $700 billion from Medicare, resulting in significant changes to services.

Now, a new study released shows that New Hampshire seniors will realize significant cuts this year to their Medicare Advantage.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"New Hampshire seniors will see their Medicare Advantage cut by $2,190.40 on average as ObamaCare continues to be implemented. Congresswoman Shea-Porter has fought every attempt to to fix the myriad of problems ObamaCare brings to bear on Granite Staters, and no group is impacted more than our seniors. This legislation needs to be replaced so that seniors can rest comfortably knowing that the programs upon which they rely will continue to be there for them."

Wednesday
Jul302014

Guinta For Congress - Call your Congresswoman!  

With Legislation Piling up, where does Congresswoman Shea-Porter Stand?

Congress is set to recess this week for the entire month of August, yet significant issues remain that Congress either does not have the will or wherewithal to address.

As the Congresswoman prepares to go into hibernation for August we were hopeful she could let her constituents know where she stands on some of the hot button issues of the day.

  • Will the Congresswoman hold any town halls during the recess?
  • Will the Congresswoman demand the House, Senate and President reach an agreement to seal the border before recess?
  • Millions remain unemployed, underemployed and/or structurally unemployed. Will the Congresswoman propose, introduce, demand or request any form of legislation to put America back to work?
  • As a follow-up, will she hold a job fair for Granite Staters?
  • Will the Congresswoman press House leadership to pass an appropriations bill to avoid a government shutdown this fall?
  • Given the Congresswoman’s position on the Armed Services Committee, will she propose a plan to deal with the Israeli-Palestinian crisis? Or the Ukrainian-Russian emergency for that matter?


Jay Ruais, Guinta Campaign Manager, released the following statement:

“When I served on Frank’s legislative staff saying, “I don’t know” was not an option when speaking with Granite Staters. Right or wrong, agree or disagree, you came first. Given the lack of representation this District has been suffering through, coupled with the multitude of issues facing the United States, we would like to offer you our contact information. If we can be of any service to you, in lieu of the current representative, please feel free to call my cell phone 603.475.0332 or our office number 603.782.8257. Have a great week!”

 

Friday
Jul252014

Guinta For Congress - Shea-Porter's Ties to President Obama and Nancy Pelosi are worth more than your money

 

On September 12, 2013, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted against a simple piece of legislation that required income verification to receive ObmaCare subsidies. We now know the repercussions of her failure to lead.

As the Washington Post reports, investigators have found a stunning amount of waste, fraud and abuse:

“In undercover tests of the new federal health insurance marketplace, government investigators have been able to procure health plans and federal subsidies for fake applicants with fictitious documents, according to findings that will be disclosed to lawmakers Wednesday.” You can read the report HERE.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“Apparently Congresswoman Shea-Porter is more concerned with making her Washington friends happy than protecting your hard earned tax dollars. Her refusal to admit ObamaCare has failed has resulted in cuts to Medicare, cost millions their health insurance,Granite Staters their hospitals, and now we learn, a significant amount of, waste, fraud and abuse. New Hampshire deserves better than this knee jerk support for failed policies.”

Wednesday
Jul232014

Guinta For Congress - Another blow to ObamaCare: Shea-Porter’s Law on the Ropes  

“Meaningful reform begins with people, not Washington politicians”

 Today, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that subsidies can be granted only to those who bought insurance in an ObamaCare exchange run by an individual state, not on the federally run exchange.

This represents a significant problem for ObamaCare because 36 states did not create their own marketplace. Should individuals begin to abandon their health care plans because they are unaffordable, premiums will skyrocket as fewer people pay into the system.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“ObamaCare is coming apart at the seams; the natural result of politicians like Carol Shea-Porter not having read the bill. Meaningful reform begins with people, not Washington politicians. This onerous, one size fits all, federal takeover of our health care system continues to cause massive disruptions of primary medical services and tremendous costs for millions of Americans. Granite Staters deserve a health care system that focuses on reducing costs, puts the individual in charge, and removes Washington from the equation. I will work to replace ObamaCare with free market reforms that do just that.”

Friday
Jul182014

Guinta For Congress - Shea-Porter’s Refusal to Accept Science Will Cost NH’s Middle-Class  

Shea-Porter’s Ideology Causing her to Ignore Science and Neglect the Middle Class


This morning, EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding hosted an event in Manchester to discuss environmental priorities for the region and the impact this will have on New Hampshire residents and businesses alike.

This is an opportunity to discuss a topic of great importance to the Seacoast region. When Frank Guinta represented this District, he was approached by several towns and cities within the Great Bay Estuary who were concerned about unfunded EPA mandates that would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade wastewater treatment equipment.

They argued that the science used by EPA to formulate this policy was incomplete and incorrect in its initial findings. In order to help the affected communities, Guinta wrote legislation to delay the issuance of permits and required a peer review study of the science. A study was recently released which validated the concerns of then Congressman Guinta and the communities. The science was proven inaccurate.

However, the EPA is still pushing this agenda against the people of Rochester, Dover, Portsmouth, Exeter and Newmarket.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“Shea-Porter has refused time and again to protect the middle-class Granite Staters who will be crushed by this EPA mandate. An example of how devastating this mandate will be to taxpayers comes from the Congresswoman's home city of Rochester, where average homeowners can expect to see their annual wastewater bills double to more than $1200 by 2016. Should they have to foot the bill for a program based on faulty science? I say no. I will continue to fight every single day for taxpayers of this District, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because Carol Shea-Porter refuses to lead."