Key point: "The mischief in New Hampshire fits into a broader pattern. For the last three years, legislators in Republican-controlled statehouses have waged a campaign of obstruction against Obamacare....But refusing to make Medicaid available to more low-income families will exact a significant human toll. There are up to 58,000 New Hampshire residents who could be denied coverage if the state doesn’t accept the federal Medicaid expansion. They include families whose health needs are significant, and for whom lack of coverage may well mean lack of care."
AUGUST 07, 2013
Turning down a generous pot of federal money isn’t going to ruin Obama’s morning, as many GOP lawmakers seem to hope, but it will hobble their own constituents. In consideration of those who will suffer without insurance, Granite State Republicans should join with Democrats in extending health insurance to as many families as possible.