Did Carol Shea-Porter and Jeanne Shaheen know 22,000 Granite Staters would lose their health insurance, but mislead them anyways?
In August 2009, according to the Union Leader, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said during a telephone town hall: "But under every scenario that I've seen, if you have health coverage that you like, you get to keep it." The Union Leader also reported on other instances where she made similar statements.
On Sunday, the Union Leader reported on the anticipated release of our video we released Monday on Rep. Shea-Porter. The reporter "asked Shea-Porter's office for a comment on [our] charge Friday, but did not receive one."
The Union Leader has also reported that Sen. Shaheen had "no immediate comment when asked what she based her 2009 comments on."
Derek Dufresne, Spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:
"With new information from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield NH affirming that 22,000 Granite Staters will be losing their current healthcare plans as a direct result of Obamacare, we are once again asking Rep. Carol Shea-Porter whether she deliberately mislead New Hampshire residents in 2010 about her vote for the failing law. We are also asking Sen. Shaheen why she won't apologize for what we now know were false statements in 2009.
"Granite Staters deserve to know: In 2010, did Rep. Shea-Porter specifically say those covered by their 'employer' would not lose their insurance because she knew the fate of these 22,000 Granite Staters who would be having their plans canceled? Did Sen. Shaheen, like President Obama, tell false truths about Americans being able to keep their current insurance plans under Obamacare? At least 22,000 Granite Staters deserve answers - and Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Shea-Porter's refusal to comment on their previous statements is not the New Hampshire way."