Of behalf of our hospitals, our patients and their families, we are relieved the Senate rejected legislation that would have jeopardized health care coverage for millions of Americans, including tens of thousands of Granite State residents, in their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

During this process, Congress has debated various reform proposals that would have been devastating for our most vulnerable citizens and for the providers who ensure they are able to receive the care they need when and where they need it most.   These reform proposals would have had lasting impact on our healthcare system and dramatically affected our hospitals’ ability to serve the patients and communities who depend on them every day. 

Protecting health coverage remains our priority, and while we understand that modifications to the current healthcare system are needed, we believe that it is time for legislators to come together to create bipartisan solutions that protect health care coverage for all Americans.


Steve Ahnen is president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association