FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2017
CONTACT: Greg Moore (603)303-9297
Americans for Prosperity to Protest Rep. Shea-Porter Plan to Jeopardize Medicare Expanding Medicare to young adults puts seniors’ healthcare at risk.
PORTSMOUTH – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) will protest outside the Portsmouth Public Library before Rep Carol Shea-Porter’s town hall meeting at noon. AFP-NH will protest Shea-Porter’s “Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017,” a bill she filed earlier this month that would expand Medicare to young adults on the state exchanges. This is despite projections by the Trustees of Social Security and Medicare that Medicare will become insolvent in 2028.
“Adding more people to a Medicare program that is already scheduled to become insolvent in roughly a decade will jeopardize the health care that New Hampshire seniors have come to rely on,” said AFP-NH State Director Greg Moore. “Rep. Shea-Porter is putting her out-of-touch liberal ideology ahead of our retirees and near-retirees. ObamaCare should have been a lesson that more government in health care only makes things worse for patients and doctors. Instead, Rep. Shea-Porter continues to push a plan that will harm seniors and make Medicare go broke sooner.”
WHAT: AFP-NH Protest of Rep Shea-Porter Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: 11:15 AM
WHERE: Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave, Portmouth
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org