State House News Service
BOSTON -- Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown highlighted New Hampshire in a Fox News Channel critique of the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday.
"Some of the country's top medical facilities are being excluded from the new exchange system, meaning patients who have been getting treatment from doctors they like all of a sudden find themselves out of luck," Brown wrote in an op/ed posted to FoxNews.com. "For example, in New Hampshire, only 16 of the state's 26 hospitals are available on the federal exchange, meaning patients must either pay more to keep their current doctor or seek inferior care elsewhere."
Brown, a former state senator from Wrentham and U.S. senator who has left open the possibility of running for office in New Hampshire or seeking the nation's presidency, has put his Wrentham home on the market. Brown was swept into office in a 2010 special election amid concern about the Affordable Care Act, which was then making its way through Congress.
Brown was unseated two years later by Democrat Elizabeth Warren, and has since played up his family ties to New Hampshire, where he owns a home.
In his essay, Brown knocked Democrats for not joining Republican efforts to repeal the law.
"The president is not going to face voters again, but his congressional enablers and supporters will in less than a year," Brown wrote. "When they do, it's going to be an unpleasant experience for any incumbent having to explain their deciding vote and continued support for the ongoing disaster of ObamaCare."