Citizens Report: Weekly Newsletter

Opposing Medicaid Expansion at a press conference in Concord


Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has formally announced its opposition to Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire. As stated in previous newsletters, the discussion over Medicaid expansion will be taken up by the New Hampshire Legislature during a special session slated for November 7th - November 21st. 


At a press conference in Concord on Wednesday, Matthew Murphy spoke on behalf of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire saying the following:


"Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire strongly believes that Granite State taxpayers cannot afford to expand Medicaid coverage as was set forth by the Obama Administration under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. While the federal government has promised to fund some of the program during the early stages of its implementation, we already know that money will be reduced over time. In addition, history has shown us, that time and time again, the federal government rarely comes through on its funding promises to the states. More often than not, it has left the bill at the foot of state capitals across the country. Once that happens, we strongly believe that New Hampshire will be forced to implement a sales or income tax to cover the massive increase in state spending.  


"In addition, we believe that Medicaid expansion will not only cause financial ruin here in New Hampshire, but it also further endorses the reckless spending that plagues Washington DC. It would significantly increase our national debt and would lead to calls for more federal tax revenues.

"Today, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is proud to stand up for the countless Granite Staters who oppose Medicaid expansion in our state. We look forward to taking this fight to all corners of New Hampshire and telling our elected officials that we deserve better than the same old policies of more reckless spending, higher taxes, and bigger government." 



Where our elected officials stand on delaying Obamacare's individual mandate and how you can help 


Last week, Sen. Kelly Ayotte hosted multiple public Town Hall meetings around the Granite State. At one of her meetings in the town of Brentwood, Sen. Ayotte poignantly asked why President Obama would support delaying Obamacare for businesses, but not for individuals, especially considering all of the recent problems seen in the early implementation of Obamacare. We at Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire couldn't agree more.


In contrast, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), all whom have hidden from Granite Staters by refusing to host public Town Hall meetings, continue to support Obamacare's 'individual mandate.' On Wednesday, when asked by Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, Sen. Shaheen did leave the door open to supporting a delay of Obamacare's 'individual mandate,' however after releasing our video, her office told the Union Leader that she would oppose efforts to delay it. 


While Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire joins with Sen. Kelly Ayotte in hoping to fully repeal Obamacare, we would like to thank her for continuing to be the only one of our federally elected officials to request a delay in the program's 'individual mandate.' We are also continuing to ask Sen. Shaheen, Rep. Shea-Porter and Rep. Kuster to join Sen. Ayotte in her efforts.    

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is asking Granite Staters to call Sen. Ayotte and thank her for her efforts to delay Obamacare's 'individual mandate' and tell Sen. Shaheen, Rep. Shea-Porter and Rep. Kuster to do the same.

Sen. Ayotte's Office: 603-880-3335
Sen. Shaheen's Office: 603-647-7500
Rep. Shea-Porter (NH-01): 603-641-9536
Rep. Kuster (NH-02): 603-226-1002


Holding Senator Shaheen accountable for refusing to support bipartisan efforts to delay Obamacare's individual mandate


With some great volunteers, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire took to the streets and held a protest visibility on Thursday at Senator Jeanne Shaheen's office in Nashua. We will be continuing our efforts to hold her responsible for refusing to join bipartisan efforts to delay Obamacare's individual mandate.

If you would be interested in joining us for future protest visibilities or to help with our weekly phone banks at our Manchester office, please email



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