There’s a rare occurrence in New Hampshire tomorrow. For once, Carol Shea-Porter is actually holding a town hall meeting – that is, for the few Granite Staters “lucky” enough to clear the registration hurdle and secure a seat.
As an early champion of Obamacare, it’s no wonder Carol Shea-Porter hasn’t been eager to face her constituents suffering from cancelled health care plans, higher premiums and fewer choices of doctors and hospitals.
No doubt Granite Staters will come with questions and concerns about how Carol Shea-Porter’s health care law is already hurting them. Here are 5 questions her constituents deserve answers to:
Questions for Carol Shea-Porter:
1. In 2010, you promised Granite Staters: “If you like your coverage, you can keep it.” Will you apologize for misleading your constituents?
2. You’ve repeatedly voted against delaying the individual penalty tax from Obamacare. Given the disastrous rollout of the law and cancelled plans, will you now support delaying Obamacare’s tax penalty on Americans?
3. When you voted Obamacare into law in 2010, you said, “This legislation will improve coverage and lower costs for people who already have insurance, and it will provide access to affordable coverage for those who don’t.” Will you please explain how Obamacare “lowers costs” and is “affordable” when our health care costs are going higher and higher?
4. For this year under the Obamacare exchange, 10 of 26 New Hampshire hospitals do not provide covered care. How is that improved access to health care?
5. Medicare Advantage is still facing cuts under Obamacare. Can you explain why you support cutting a health care program thousands of New Hampshire seniors have chosen?
It’s past time Obamacare champion Carol Shea-Porter came face-to-face with Granite Staters about the health care disaster she has forced on them. Carol Shea-Porter is getting a snapshot of what accountability looks like before Granite Staters with lost coverage, higher costs and fewer doctors reach the ballot box in November.