Sen. Sanborn Statement on Legislative Fiscal Committee Tabling ObamaCare Grant

April 19, 2013
Tom Cronin
Sen. Sanborn Statement on Legislative Fiscal Committee Tabling ObamaCare Grant
Governor, Insurance Department seek approval for implementation by circumventing established law
Concord, NH – Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) issued the following statement today after the Joint Fiscal Committee voted to table a nearly $340,000 grant request to implement a Consumer Assistance Partnership under the Affordable Care Act.
“We remain concerned about implementation of Affordable Care Act, particularly with regards to the Consumer Assistant Partnership today’s grant was designed to support.  The thought of inexperienced, community activists offering insurance advice opens a Pandora’s Box of questions that officials within the Insurance Department and the Governor’s office have been unable to answer.  I implore both the Governor and the Insurance Department slow down and respect the statutes in place designed to ensure oversight and transparency of this complex law, specifically with regards to Joint Health Care Oversight Committee which should have been consulted first as to the appropriateness of this grant.”
The Joint Health Care Oversight Committee was statutorily created and signed into law by Governor Lynch to specifically provide oversight and transparency to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire.  The next meeting of the Joint Health Care Reform Oversight Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, at noon.

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at