Democratic candidate for Governor Maggie Hassan asked Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Ovide Lamontagne to be clear with New Hampshire's seniors about their shared plan to drastically dismantle Medicare while campaigning in the state today.
"Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Ovide Lamontange are committed to drastically dismantling Medicare and putting the Bill O'Brien Tea Party legislature in charge of administering a program which is critically important to New Hampshire's seniors," said Hassan. "As Governor, I will protect Medicare and always fight for New Hampshire's seniors."
"We all agree that health care costs too much, but the question facing voters in this election is whether we should work within the existing Medicare system to reduce costs or whether we should accept the Romney, Ryan, and Lamontagne plan, which places the heavy burden of those costs on seniors and tells them if they don't like it they can call the insurance company and try to get a better deal themselves," said Hassan.
"In Ryan, Romney and Lamontagne found a man who shares their hostility towards this critical program and the necessary health care services it provides for thousands of New Hampshire seniors," said Hassan. "Over the past two years, Lamontagne has consistently supported the reckless agenda of the Bill O'Brien Tea Party legislature as they attempted to takeover the administration of Medicare. It's hard to believe that Lamontagne actually thinks the same radical Tea Party legislature that cut health care for people with disabilities, children and seniors in nursing homes should be given control over Medicare ."
"Romney, Ryan and Lamontagne should be honest and tell our seniors and every citizen who is concerned about health care that they plan to dismantle the basic programs upon which tens of thousands of New Hampshire citizens depend," said Hassan. "As governor, I will stand up to anyone who tries to restrict access to health care for New Hampshire citizens