The Republican-dominated New Hampshire House of Represented voted on Thursday to prohibit the state from forming a so-called insurance exchange, required under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The House passed HB 1251 in a landslide vote of 219-94.
“Given the costs associated with this federal takeover of the country’s health care system, there is no way New Hampshire taxpayers should get stuck with an unfunded mandate to put this deeply flawed law into place,” said Speaker William O’Brien after the vote.
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt echoed the speaker, saying, “by stopping this exchange the Legislature has not only stood up for our local control, but also the continuation of our New Hampshire Advantage.”