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March 6, 2014

Carol Shea-Porter and ACA

Carol Shea-Porter and ACA

Carol Shea-Porter’s record of service to District 1 constituents is as helpful and practical now as it was in her first term in 2006.

NH currently has only one medical insurance company, Anthem, with a narrow pattern of coverage. After the Affordable Care Act was passed, more people were eligible but not under Anthem’s umbrella. Shea-Porter has pushed the federal Health and Human Services (HHS) to rule that Anthem expand its coverage to accommodate more people. It was a long process and she has proved her stamina when dealing with people’s needs in this district.

Further, when there was an issue with the ACA that hurt NH people, she worked in a bipartisan way voting to postpone the individual mandate. She supports the ACA and will work to improve it, proving her common sense.

Shea-Porter’s work on Anthem and the ACA for NH took months of steady pressure, is complicated of course, but next year there will be a state evaluation that “they provide reasonable access to hospitals, primary care doctors and other essential services” she said in a recent newsletter. We NH citizens are very lucky to have such a hardworking Legislator representing us. Those who work at the Navy Yard, or veterans or teachers or senior citizens and all the rest of us appreciate her hard work.

She has served on the House Armed Service Committee and Education from 2006 to 2010 and she is now back on the Armed Service Committee as well as the House Natural Resources Committee, service that is especially important to New Hampshire.

Barbara Broderick

Stratham

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    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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