Friday, January 22, 2010

Guinta pledges to repeal any government takeover of health care

During his Town Hall meeting in Bedford on Thursday, First District Congressional Candidate Frank Guinta clearly explained his ideas for health care reform as well as his vehement opposition to the current government-run health care plan that President Barack Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi are trying to force through Congress.

Guinta, the former mayor of Manchester, pledged in front of an audience of about 100 Granite Staters that he would repeal any federal health care takeover passed by Congress after he is elected to the House of Representatives. His opponent in the race, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, supports government-run health care.

This is an important pledge, because it says three things,” Guinta said. “It says government is not going to run your health care, it says I’m not going to spend more of your money to provide you more health care, and it gives you a point-blank direct promise, that if I ever violate it, you have every right to fire me as your member of Congress.”

To improve the cost and accessibility of health care, Guinta proposed laws that would allow health insurance companies to do business in all 50 states and allow several small businesses to pool their employees together to get the same tax benefits as larger firms.