New Hampshire’s two U.S. House members split along party lines on a vote today to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The bill passed on a 239-186 vote, with no Democrats voting to repeal and only three Republicans opposing repeal. President Obama already has threatened to veto the legislation.
House Republicans are now planning to draft an alternative bill.
Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, backing the bill, “Today, the House took action to replace the Affordable Care Act – a law that has reduced the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million, increased premiums by more than $4000, and reduced small business wages by $22.6 billion annually. Granite Staters deserve better.
“You deserve a patient-centered approach that puts you and your family first, protects those with preexisting conditions, and allows children to stay under their parents’ coverage until the age of 26,” he said. “Likewise, our small businesses deserve the ability to pool together resources to increase their buying power, while allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines and restoring the more than $700 billion in Medicare cuts to our seniors.”
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster opposed the bill. Her office did not respond to the New Hampshire Journal’s request for a comment on her vote and the bill.