Ex-Sen. Scott Brown References New Hampshire In Obamacare Op-ed

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December 3, 2013 6:28 a.m.

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) cited New Hampshire as a state where the Affordable Care Act is backfiring, in a new FoxNews.com op-ed.

Brown describes the implementation of Obamacare as an “implosion” he goes on to say that some of the best medical centers in the country are being blocked from engaging in Obamacare’s exchanges:

For example, in New Hampshire, only 16 of the state’s 26 hospitals are available on the federal exchange, meaning patients must either pay more to keep their current doctor or seek inferior care elsewhere.

Neither is a good option.

New Hampshire is not alone. Across the country, some of the best hospitals are not available on plans on the exchange, leaving patients with difficult choices and unwanted sometimes, life threatening decisions.

Brown goes on to slam Democrats and President Barack Obama for the problems related to the health care law.

“The president is not going to face voters again, but his congressional enablers and supporters will in less than a year,” Brown continued in the op-ed. “When they do, it’s going to be an unpleasant experience for any incumbent having to explain their deciding vote and continued support for the ongoing disaster of ObamaCare.”

Brown’s mention New Hampshire specifically adds to speculation that he might jump into the race for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-NH) Senate seat. He’s already hinted at it when he formed a political PAC in the state and former Sen. Bob Smith (R-NH), who is also running for Shaheen’s seat, suggested to TPM that he expects Brown to join the race. 

Brown also reportedly plans to headline a holiday reception hosted the New Hampshire Republican Party later in December.

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