After months of rigorous debate, this week, the New Hampshire House passed SB 413, the New Hampshire Senate's version of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. On Thursday, Governor Maggie Hassan signed it into law.
From the very beginning, we recognized that, considering the landscape in Concord, it was going to be very difficult to stop Obamacare's Medicaid expansion from coming to New Hampshire. That being said, the issue was too important and ramifications too great to not speak out against it and educate our legislators why expanding Obamacare further would be so detrimental.
This week, with her signature, Governor Maggie Hassan continued to embrace Obamacare and has forever tied a law that has been riddled with failure to the Granite State. Her actions, along with those of the majority in the State House and State Senate, will forever diminish the quality of healthcare we currently have. Furthermore, they have set our state on a path towards a Sales Tax, Income Tax, or both, to fund it. When the federal government doesn't come through to foot the bill, we will not forget who was directly responsible for the terrible position it will put New Hampshire in.
Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire's statement on Governor Hassan signing Obamacare's Medicaid expansion into law was featured in Friday's Union Leader article on the subject, which you can read here.