Concord, NH - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement following the Trump Administration granting a waiver requested by Governor Chris Sununu regarding our state's health insurance individual marketplace:
"Thanks to Governor Chris Sununu’s leadership and President Trump’s administration approving New Hampshire’s Section 1332 State Relief and Empowerment Waiver, New Hampshire’s individual health insurance market will see a 16% reduction and increased stability in 2021. This is just the latest example of Republican leadership delivering a big victory for the Granite State. Republicans are bringing critical new stability to our health insurance market after Democrat health care reforms enacted by Jeanne Shaheen and Joe Biden wrecked havoc on New Hampshire’s health insurance market."
As State Senator and Governor, Shaheen Was Criticized For A Bill That Introduced “Community Rating” To New Hampshire’s Health Insurance Market
Some Blamed The Exodus Of Insurance Providers From The Individual Market On The Law. “During the early 1990s, more than two dozen companies provided insurance to small business. Today, only two companies write insurance for individuals and two carriers write 75 percent of the insurance for small groups. Some blame the exodus on a 1995 law - sponsored by Shaheen when she was a state senator” (Norma Love, “Governor Pans Small Business Insurance Bill, Backs Risk Pool For Individuals,” The Associated Press, 5/16/01)
PAPPAS PLAYS POLITICS WITH PPP
Pelosi Rubber Stamp Chris Pappas has a lot of nerve. After failing to show up to work for weeks on his taxpayer-funded vacation, Pappas is now taking credit for President Trump’s wildly successful Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which has helped save 51 million jobs in small businesses across America.
The only problem? Pelosi and Pappas actually held up funding for PPP when the popular program quickly ran out of funds this spring. While Granite Staters were desperately waiting for their loans to be processed, Chris Pappas continued to collect his own government paycheck, leaving thousands of our small businesses in limbo.
This is the Pappas way: he looks to Nancy Pelosi for direction, but not the New Hampshire voters who elected him to serve on their behalf. For Pelosi, it’s hard to beat a 100% voting record that she can count on in pushing her liberal agenda items like defunding the police and the Green New Deal. It’s no wonder that with so much at stake, she’s sending in her army of special interests to come to Pappas’ rescue this fall.
Granite Staters will see through Pappas’ cheap attempt to claim credit for a program he had no interest in funding when it didn’t serve Nancy Pelosi’s personal interests just a few months ago.
CONCORD - NHGOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek released the following statement before the Joe Biden Presidential Campaign holds a New Hampshire Infrastructure Roundtable with 2004 Democrat Presidential Nominee and former Secretary of State John Kerry:
“Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign has outsourced policy to Bernie Sanders and AOC, so it makes sense to outsource the actual campaigning to past Democrat figures like John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Joe Biden’s campaign isn’t about the future of our country; it is only about the past and revisiting failed Democrat policies and candidates. While Biden and Democrats would love to just relive the past Republicans are focused on delivering a future filled with prosperity and opportunity for all.”