Thursday, June 28, 2012
Find out what local residents have to say about the ruling.
The Supreme Court ruled this morning that the individual health insurance mandate is constitutional, upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Here's what some New Hampshire politicians and political observers had to say about the decision. Be sure to vote in our poll below, and add a comment letting us know your thoughts: Gov. John Lynch: As a state, we have been preparing to implement the Affordable Care Act and will continue doing so in a way that best fits New Hampshire. The Act will help provide access to affordable health care to many more of our citizens, and help our small businesses with the high costs of health care. The Court’s decision allows those important provisions to go forward. Creating greater access to …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday marked the two-year anniversary of the legislation.
Friday marked the second anniversary of the health care reform law commonly referred to as "ObamaCare." As you might expect, several New Hampshire GOP lawmakers, including Congressman Frank Guinta and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, issued statements criticizing the legislation. Guinta called it "one of the most flawed pieces of legislation ever passed by Congress," while Ayotte said "it's clear that massive government interference in the health care marketplace has failed." New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, meanwhile, praised the legislation, saying it has helped millions of people "receive quality, affordable health care." What do you think? Do you agree with Guinta and Ayotte that the health care reform law should be repealed? Or …
Monday, February 13, 2012
GOP targets Obama on health care policy, Democrats launch "truth team" counter-offensive.
- Dan Tuohy
Monday, February 13, 2012
UPDATED New Hampshire Democrats helped launch a grassroots-style war room today as a counter punch to Republican attacks on President Obama's health care policy involving contraceptive services. President Obama's re-election supporters rolled out a "truth team" to rebut GOP charges that, among other things, the administration's policy oversteps fundamental rights to free exercise of religion. The Obama's front-line in New Hampshire includes House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli of Portsmouth, Rep. Candace Bouchard of Concord, Rep. Steve Shurtleff of Concord, Rep. Cindy Rosenwald of Nashua, state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro of Manchester, and former Senate President and Executive Councilor Beverly Hollingworth of Hampton. Norelli said the …