Scott Brown's Obamacare-is-ba
Brown's strategy as he considers running for Senate has been to bash Obamacare and tie the Democrat he'd be running against, Jeanne Shaheen, to the law. Last week, when he announced that he was formally looking in to running for Senate, he spent almost as much time critiquing Obamacare as he did establishing his ties to New Hampshire.
On Saturday, the day after that announcement, Brown visited the home of Republican New Hampshire state representative Herb Richardson. When the conversation turned to the health care law — which Brown called it a "monstrosity" — his host said Obamacare is actually saving his family $1,000 a month. The Huffington Post picked up the story from the Coos Country Democrat, which reported that Richardson's pre-Obamacare premium was $1,100 a month. From the Democrat:
Richardson said he only received some $2,000 a month in workers' comp. payments, however, leaving little for them to live on.
"Thank God for Obamacare!" his wife exclaimed.
Brown didn't respond to that, because what can you really say? The Richardsons now pay only $136 a month. In a way, this is the Republican party's Obamacare horror story — every person who enrolls in Obamacare is one more person who would lose insurance if the law was repealed.