AYOTTE FACT CHECK: Kelly Ayotte Visits Community Health Center Whose Funding Grants She Voted to Repeal

Other Centers Ayotte Scheduled To Visit Also Benefitted From Affordable Care Act Grants

 

Concord, N.H. — Today, Kelly Ayotte is visiting a community health center that has received grants whose funding she voted to eliminate. The Affordable Care Act has provided several six-figure grants to Somersworth’s Goodwin Community Health, but Ayotte has voted five times to repeal that law that provided needed healthcare to so many Granite Staters. And Goodwin isn’t the only community health center Ayotte is scheduled to visit that has received such grants.

Goodwin Community Health received a $379,000 grant in March of this year from the Department of Health and Human Services that was funded by the Affordable Care Act. Ayotte was called out at the time for trying to take credit for this grant. And in August and September of 2015, Goodwin Community Health received $176,000 and $265,000 grants funded by the Affordable Care Act. The ACA provided Goodwin Community Health with four different grants in 2014: $43,000, $213,000, $194,000, and $250,000.

On top of this, Ayotte is also scheduled to visit Families First and already visited Lamprey Health Care who have each received several large grants through the Affordable Care Act.

“Kelly Ayotte is trying to have it both ways but the facts are clear: Ayotte has voted repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act which has provided critical funding to community health centers across New Hampshire including the very centers she is visiting this week,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “Ayotte put corporate special interests ahead of the health of the people she is supposed to be representing, and voters will not be fooled by her election year attempts to cover up her record.”

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