New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen emerged yesterday as another Democrat on the ballot next year expressing concern over Obamacare’s less than stellar rollout, indicating she’d be open to supporting a delay of unpopular individual mandate.
“The difficulty that people in New Hampshire and in other states that are relying on the federally facilitated marketplaces are experiencing is incredibly frustrating and disappointing,” read a letter penned to President Obama. “For over three years, we have been waiting for the creation of the health insurance exchanges, which now in their fourth week of existence, are riddled with problems.”
Yet, as America Rising notes, Shaheen previously touted her support of the exchanges and drive to earn additional dollars to pour into the Granite State in preparation for the launch.
“The creation of a health insurance exchange will allow the people of New Hampshire to compare different plans’ benefits, pricing, and quality. This grant will help finance the research and planning needed to build a successful exchange in New Hampshire,” she said in a 2010 press release, boasting of the $1 million awarded to the state to begin preparing for the exchanges opening.
Yet despite the optimism of the past, the exchanges’ rollout has been mired in disappointment, confusion, and complaints from many across the board.
“How are Democrats going to spin this turd?” pondered The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart.
“So much for that ‘successful exchange,’ Senator Shaheen,” a post from America Rising further read.