Concord - The New Hampshire Republican State Committee sent the following Right to Know request to Governor Maggie Hassan today regarding her illegal plan to unilaterally expand Medicaid. The 

Concord Monitor (6/4/13) reports that state Senator Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) revealed that Governor Hassan's office is reviewing a plan to expand Medicaid without legislative approval:


The Honorable Maggie Hassan 
Governor of New Hampshire 
State House 
107 North Main Street 
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Dear Governor Hassan,

This is a request under the New Hampshire Right To Know Law (RSA 91-A.)

I formally request that you provide me with all records from your office regarding your attempt to expand Medicaid without legislative approval, in violation of state law. This includes any written or electronic communications from you and your staff and any legal opinions prepared by your legal counsel or by the New Hampshire Department of Justice.

The Concord Monitor reported that during a press conference at the State House yesterday, State Senator Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) revealed that your office is secretly reviewing an illegal plan to unilaterally expand Medicaid. She indicated that your staff is quietly exploring ways to side step the duly-elected New Hampshire Legislature in your reckless attempt to implement this budget busting component of ObamaCare.

A reckless expansion of Medicaid will cost the state millions of dollars and burden future state budgets. If the federal government fails to completely maintain its commitments, New Hampshire will be saddled with a massive funding hole that could only be filled with a devastating sales or income tax.

Your actions are disgraceful, and raise very serious questions about the professional and ethical standards of your administration. Instead of working with the legislature to study the concerns relating to Medicaid expansion, you are exploring ways to violate state law. It is also outrageous that you decided to publicly disclose your illegal efforts to circumvent the legislature only after Senator Larsen made her comments. This is the kind of secret backroom dealing that we expect to see in Washington not in New Hampshire. It indicates that your administration is unwilling to be upfront and honest with Granite Staters about your efforts to implement massive new spending programs that could destroy the New Hampshire Advantage.   

Pursuant to the guiding statutes, please respond to this request within five (5) days of receipt. If you deny any or this entire request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

JH Signature
Jennifer Horn
New Hampshire Republican State Committee