U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is emphasizing parts of the health care overhaul law that help seniors, while one of the Republicans hoping to unseat her is arguing against it.
Shaheen, a Democrat seeking a second term, held a roundtable discussion Tuesday at a Concord retirement community, where she discussed how the Affordable Care Act has reduced Medicare prescription drug costs by closing the so-called "doughnut hole." She also touted a provision she sponsored that created a pilot program aimed at preventing costly hospital re-admissions. The program creates a transitional care benefit for Medicare recipients that pays for follow-up care after they leave the hospital.
Meanwhile, former Sen. Scott Brown, who favors repealing the law, is holding a town hall meeting about it Tuesday night in Nashua.