Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein issued to the following statement on Republican Conference Committee member Senator Chuck Morse's admission that Medicaid was "too complex" for him to include in the budget. "The issue is far too complex to be lumped into 100..issues in House Bill 2," Morse told the committee.
"Despite the fact that their false and misleading talking points continue to fall apart, Senate Republicans are doubling down on their Tea Party ideology and refusing to even negotiate on accepting $2.5 billion in federal funds to expand Medicaid for thousands of New Hampshire families. New Hampshire families’ economic and health security shouldn’t suffer because Republicans don’t ‘understand much’ about expansion or think it's too 'complicated'. Their reckless opposition to providing health coverage for Granite Staters shows just how out of touch Senate Republicans are with the priorities of the people of New Hampshire. The Senate GOP continues to be face and voice of the irresponsible Tea Party and radical conservatives.”