Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire makes a significant statewide radio ad buy against Medicaid Expansion
(February 18, 2014) - Today, as reported in WMUR's "Political Report", Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has announced a radio ad voicing the organization's opposition to Obamacare's Medicaid expansion as set forth in SB 413. It also encourages Granite Staters to contact their State Senator and tell him or her to vote "no" on the bill. Click HERE to listen to the radio ad.
In addition to the radio ad, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has launched a heavy phone operation to inform the State Senate that their constituents do not support Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's Executive Director, Matthew Murphy, made the following statement:
"While we agree with the majority in the State Senate on many issues, their decision to possibly side with liberals and implement Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire is not one of them. We were pleased to have their support last year when conservative voices unanimously rejected a similar bill, but we are disappointed that some look to be going a different course this session.
"The Heritage Foundation says Obamacare's Medicaid expansion will cost New Hampshire taxpayers 126 million dollars more. What's worse, the expansion will increase emergency room usage by 40%, meaning longer wait times and even higher costs for Granite State families. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is prepared to work hard over the coming days and possibly weeks to inform Granite Staters about the dangers of SB 413 and encourage them to let their State Senator know why they oppose it. If passed, the implications of this bill on New Hampshire families are too real and too drastic not to."