On Obamacare, Shea-Porter and Kuster Should Vote to Repeal
Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 45, legislation that would repeal Obamacare. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is calling on New Hampshire's two representatives, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) to vote for the repeal.
As the Internal Revenue Service is heavily involved in the implementation of Obamcare, we call on our representatives to take into consideration the agencies' ability to fairly implement the new healthcare law considering the recent scandal regarding the IRS targeting conservative groups.
In addition, a recent WMUR Granite State Poll conducted last month by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found that "President Obama's signature health care reform package is increasingly unpopular in New Hampshire." Only 34% of New Hampshire adults favor the legislation, 49% oppose it, and 17% are neutral or don't know enough about it.
When looking further into the numbers, the poll found "support for the Affordable Care Act has declined among all partisan groups." Support has dropped 10 percentage points amongst Democrats since February. It remains unpopular among Republicans (4% favor), and support continues to drop among Independents from 37% who favored it in October to 22% who favor it today.
The full poll can be viewed here. Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire made the following statement:
"In poll after poll, Granite Staters have made their voices loud and clear that they do not support Obamacare. Families have seen their healthcare premiums skyrocket and small businesses are unifying in concern about implications on them and their employees. Coupled with new revelations on how the IRS has handled other issues, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and Congresswoman Kuster should consider listening to their constituents and vote to repeal Obamacare.
"Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire encourages Granite Staters to contact their representatives and urge them to vote for H.R. 45."