NH Senate President Statement on the Special Session

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse, R-Salem, issued the following statement following the adjournment of the 2013 Special Session:

“After all the hard work of the last few months, I am deeply disappointed we couldn’t come to a compromise today.  Unfortunately, while we are very close in principle, there are still significant details that separate us.  Chief among them is the need for clear and specific deadlines that will ensure the Medicaid reforms we all agree on are implemented in a timely fashion. 

“All of us recognize there is still a problem to be solved.  We remain committed to working with our colleagues in the Senate and the House, Democrats and Republicans, to find a bipartisan legislative solution that increases access to affordable private health insurance for low-income New Hampshire citizens.  The amendments discussed today provide an important framework for continued discussions that I hope can begin next week and continue into the 2014 session.”