NHDP - Senate Republicans Finally Reveal Budget, Cuts Would Devastate NH Health Care

Senate GOP Doubles Down on Reckless O'Brien-Bradley Cuts

Concord - After more than a week of refusing to be honest with the people of New Hampshire about their planned cuts, Senate Republicans revealed a reckless plan to slash investments in health care services that are critical for New Hampshire families.  Two weeks ago, Senate Republicans announced they would look to cut 300 million dollars from the state budget.  Today, after they finally outlined their disastrous cuts, New Hampshire Democratic Party Communication Director Harrell Kirstein released the following statement.   

"No wonder Senate Republicans refused to be honest with the people of New Hampshire about the disastrous cuts they planned to inflict, they have doubled down on the reckless and irresponsible cuts made by the previous O'Brien-Bradley budget. Their cuts will unfairly target seniors, children, working families and some of the must vulnerable people in the state.

"This slash and dismantle agenda was rejected by New Hampshire voters last fall.  But rather than look for responsible ways to balance the budget they have taken a Tea Party hatchet to critical access hospitals, mental health care, servicelink, CHINS funding, and local community health centers.  Today's announcement is further evidence of Senators Chuck Morse, Peter Bragdon and Jeb Bradley continuing to put their far right ideological agenda ahead of what is best for the people of New Hampshire."