Shaheen and Shea-Porter are Directly Responsible for an Obamacare Disaster in Manchester
Their findings were startling. Obamacare will cost the state's largest city nearly $200,000 in the current fiscal year. In addition, an excise tax on the value of generous health plans, which is scheduled to go into effect in 2018, could have drastic impacts on the municipality's budget. Tom DeLacey, a principal consultant with Workplace Benefit Solutions, told the aldermen in a recent meeting that projecting ahead with the city's current health plans, "the city could face a $1.2 million tax." He continued by saying "that between the city and the school district, the Cadillac tax could cost the city $3 million in 2018."
The Union Leader also editorialized on the subject on Thursday.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen was responsible for casting the deciding vote for Obamacare in the U.S. Senate and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter also voted for it in the House of Representatives. Although both are responsible for these costs being passed on to Manchester, neither have commented on the report issued by Workplace Benefit Solutions thus far.
Derek Dufresne, Spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:
"Both of the aforementioned elected officials owe Queen City residents an explanation. With reports like this coming out of Manchester, why do Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Shea-Porter continue to stand by the failing law and refuse to support repeal efforts?"