EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


July 11, 2014

Alliance urges seniors to do their homework

To the editor:

It has been brought to our attention at the NH Alliance for Retired Americans that Frank Guinta is claiming that he would be a better congressman for the senior citizens of our state than Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. He bases this on a study by AARP, which rated how well individual states provided long-term care. Long-term care services are administered in New Hampshire by state and county governments, not by Congress.

The Alliance for Retired Americans rated Congress on senior issues for a number of years (http://retiredamericans.org/issues/congressional-voting-record), including those years when Frank Guinta served New Hampshire for one term.

As you can see, Shea-Porter has a 100 percent lifetime record for the ARA. However, Mr. Guinta did not do so well during his one term. In fact, his voting records in 2011 and 2012 were zero, worse than New Hampshire’s other congressman at that time, Charlie Bass, who was rated at zero percent in 2011 and 30 percent in 2012. Both lost their seats in 2012.

Shea-Porter voted for the Affordable Care Act. Guinta calls it government-run. But, in reality, the ACA is heavily free-market based, and the changes to Medicare in the law have provided seniors with more preventative care at less cost, savings on brand-name drugs (a provision championed by Shea-Porter), more support for providers, and cost-savings that keep Medicare solvent for years to come.

The NH Alliance for Retired Americans urges seniors to do their homework before they vote.


Executive Board, NH Alliance for Retired Americans


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