Senate Finance Committee Stands Up for New Hampshire Families by Blocking Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire strongly supports the State Senate Finance Committee's decision to block Obamacare's Medicaid expansion yesterday.
Kristin Beaulieu, Director of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire made the following statement:
"Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire would like to thank the Senate Finance Committee for recognizing the problems associated with expanding Medicaid in New Hampshire and with accepting money from the federal government to fund this expansion. By expanding Medicaid, which is a key provision of Obamacare, there is great concern that the cost of paying for this expansion will fall on the people of New Hampshire.
"The reliance on which our state would have to have on the federal government to fund the expansion is too much of a risk. There is no guarantee that the money will continue to be given and no concrete data that points to lower costs and increased health care with the expansion. The Senate Finance Committee made the right decision in seeing that New Hampshire cannot afford to expand Medicaid on the backs of Granite Staters."