Kuster: ACA Should Be Improved, Not Repealed

Feb 20, 2014

Ann Kuster
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2nd District Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster says she wants to see improvements made to the Affordable Care Act, but is against repealing the law.

Appearing on The Exchange this morning, Kuster described the rollout as a disaster, but said figures released earlier this month show more than 16,000 New Hampshire residents have now successfully enrolled for health insurance under the law.

“We’re talking about thousands of people who never had access before, so it’s not perfect, but let’s try to make the transition as smooth as possible for people.”

Kuster said she wants to reexamine certain aspects of the law, such as what constitutes a work week and the definition of a small business.

She said she supports delaying the small business mandate for a year.

Kuster said she believes the expansion of New Hampshire’s network next year with additional providers should help lower costs.