NH Democrat criticizes GOP rival in Senate race over her support of health care reform repeal

By Norma Love, AP
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

NH Dem Hodes criticizes GOP rival on health care

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Democratic Senate candidate Paul Hodes says his Republican rival is being hypocritical when she attacks health care reforms that provide coverage to uninsured Americans.

Hodes pointed out Wednesday that Kelly Ayotte (AY’-aht), the state’s former attorney general, enjoyed the benefits of taxpayer-subsidized health care as a state employee but doesn’t support similar coverage for others.

Ayotte says the health care law pushed through Congress by Democrats should be repealed. She believes the private market should be in charge, not government.

But Hodes says that hurts people who are uninsured and facing expensive treatments. O’Brien on Wednesday cited as an example a woman with cancer from Keene, N.H., who now has coverage thanks to the law.

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