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Scott Brown has just lost the one coherent criticism of Obamacare implementation in New Hampshire that he's got: there's only one insurer participating on the exchange this year (which isn't really the fault of the law, but bqhatevwr). But as of now, he can't talk about that anymore. The state insurance agency announced that this fall four more companies will be on the state's exchange.
The department said it has licensed Assurant Health and Maine Community Health Options to offer coverage through New Hampshire's federally operated marketplace in 2015. It previously announced that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England and Minuteman Health, a Massachusetts-based cooperative, would offer plans next year, along with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire, which was the only company that offered plans during the health law's first year.

"New Hampshire residents have asked for options," Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny said. "It's all about choice — choice of carriers, choice of plans, and choice of provider networks. Choice is good for consumers and good for competition."

That leaves Brown with pretty much nothing but gibberish on Obamacare, which he says has some major stuff that he thinks is a really good idea and has helped people and should be retained, but the law has to be repealed because it's a "disaster." He's got five long months to try to figure out what to say.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 12:06 PM PDT.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward! and Daily Kos.

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