Health care? Not buying it
N.H. residents say they have more to fret about
In Ashland, a central New Hampshire working class town and long a bellwether of Republican sentiment in the first-in-the-nation primary state, health care is an afterthought for many as they sort through their choices in the upcoming Republican primary. A growing number of independents, the bulk of voters here, who were supporters of or neutral about the Obama plan, now say they view it as unlikely to help them with what they really need: a fix for the economy.