This week, we launched a radio ad and other grassroots efforts to try and stop Senate Bill 413, Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire. Click HERE to listen to the radio ad. Our efforts were reported in WMUR's Political Scoop, which you can read HERE.
While we agree with the majority in the State Senate on many issues, their decision to possibly side with liberals and implement Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire is not one of them. We were pleased to have their support last year when conservative voices unanimously rejected a similar bill, but we are disappointed that some look to be going a different course this session.
The Heritage Foundation says Obamacare's Medicaid expansion will cost New Hampshire taxpayers $126 million more. What's worse, the expansion will increase emergency room usage by 40%, meaning longer wait times and even higher costs for Granite State families. We are prepared to work hard over the coming days and possibly weeks to inform Granite Staters about the dangers of SB 413 and encourage them to let their State Senator know why they oppose it. If passed, the implications of this bill on New Hampshire families are too real and too drastic not to.
We do regret to report that on Wednesday, the bill was approved in committee with a vote of 4-1. Senator Andy Sanborn was the only State Senator in the committee to vote "no," and we thank him for his opposition. While the committee vote was disappointing, be assured that our fight is no where near over as the most important vote is the one cast by the full State Senate, which will likely been in the next couple of weeks.
Please click HERE for your State Senator's contact information and tell him or her to vote "no" on SB 413. Then, have your friends and family call their State Senators as well.