We applaud today’s bipartisan vote by the NH Senate to permanently reauthorize New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program and appreciate the leadership of Senate President Jeb Bradley and Senator Cindy Rosenwald in sponsoring this important investment in the health of our state and the people it serves.
Approving the permanent reauthorization of this vital program ensures that low-income, previously uninsured New Hampshire residents have the health coverage needed to be seen by a primary care doctor or in a health clinic, to receive important primary and preventive care, cost-effective management of chronic conditions, and life-saving mental health and substance use services. The continuation of this vital program is an important investment in the health of our state and the people it serves.
The bipartisan actions taken today by the New Hampshire Senate to permanently reauthorize New Hampshire’s Medicaid Expansion program are a testament of their commitment to assure that New Hampshire’s most vulnerable citizens will continue to be able to receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
Steve Ahnen is president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association