Concord, N.H. - New analysis shows that thousands of New Hampshire veterans could lose their health insurance if GOP Senate candidates Bill O'Brien, Donald Bolduc, and Corky Messner succeed in striking down the Affordable Care Act. Ending the Affordable Care Act could kick tens of thousands of Granite Staters off their health care and end protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, and the new study from Families USA shows that New Hampshire veterans will be especially hard hit. If the health care law is overturned:
By 2020, 2,256 New Hampshire veterans are projected to lose their health insurance coverage.
By 2026, 3,323 New Hampshire veterans are projected to lose their health insurance coverage.
Donald Bolduc has already said he would eliminate the Affordable Care Act on several occasions. Both Messner and O'Brien will be forced to defend their position to end health care for thousands of New Hampshire veterans when they officially start campaigning. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement in response: "These candidates are running on a platform to end health care for thousands of New Hampshire veterans. That's baffling and wrong. Granite Staters deserve better than these Trump rubber-stamps who will stop at nothing to end our health care."